A state of emergency has been declared in southern Russia after a huge swarm of locusts spread over 70,000 hectares devastating crops. In near apocalyptic scenes millions of the insects have caused drivers to swerve to avoid them.
Since a state of emergency was just declared in Russia, it’s clear that these locusts are no joke. So far, they’ve destroyed 70,000 acres of land.
Officials say at least 10% of the south’s farmland has been destroyed – with aircraft used in an attempt to disrupt them. The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has declared a state of emergency but seem powerless to combat the locusts. Check them out in the video below!
What is Locusts:
Locusts are certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae which possess both a solitary phase and aswarming phase.