About the study of the Egyptian locust (Anacridium aegyptium (Linnaeus, 1758)) (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Azerbaijan
Ahmadov BA, Maharramova SHM and Safarova IM
In the article, the phenology of the Egyptian locust (Anacridium aegyptium L.) that has been widespread and not studied in Azerbaijan has been learned in Absheron, its bio-ecological and ethological features have been studied firstly in the laboratory in a special regime. During the studies, it has been defined that, the Egyptian locust goes for the hibernation in the stage of imago and the large older larvae. They exit from the hibernation in the early spring when the temperature of the weather is high from 12-13ºC, and after the second half of March the fertilization occurs. The fertilization between individuals continues until the end of June, but the laying-egg process continues from the second decade of May until the end of July. Females lay about 2000 eggs totally by being 65-140 eggs for each nest in the reproduction period. Embryonic development continues in 38-45 days, but the development of the larvae continues in 65-70 days.