The Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in the Central Region
DL Situation
Desert Locust Bulletin, No. 530, November 2022

A small outbreak developed in early November where hoppers, groups, and bands were seen in an area of about 100 km by 70 km in northwestern Mauritania. Ground teams treated 2 298 ha. In Sudan, low numbers of adults were first seen in the winter breeding areas this year along the Red Sea coast where a few copulating had started. Isolated adults were else seen in coastal areas of Eritrea, southeast Egypt, and northwest Somalia. In Yemen, low numbers of adults have been on the coast since September. During the forecast, December and January may have slightly above-normal rainfall in the northern parts of the Red Sea coast in northern Saudi ArabiaEgypt, and Sudan while southern areas from Eritrea, southern Saudi ArabiaYemen, and northern Somalia will be drier than normal. As a result, a single generation of small-scale breeding is likely during the winter. In northwest Mauritania, groups of adults are likely to form in December but should decrease due to control, vegetation that dries out, and rain which is not likely to occur. No significant development is likely to happen.

Surveys and vigilance should be maintained in the winter breeding areas.

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DLIS - 07, Dec 2022