The Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region
DL Situation
Desert Locust Situation Update 14 December 2021


The fledging of hoppers into immature adults commenced today in northeast Somalia where aerial and ground control operations continue against late instar hopper bands. The operations have been extremely effective in reducing the infestations and delaying fledging by at least one week. In southern Ethiopia, limited aerial control operations continue against a couple of small mature swarms that persist in the Rift Valley of SNNP near the Kenya border. Low numbers of solitarious locusts are present in winter breeding areas along both sides of the Red Sea.

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DLIS - 14, Dec 2021