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- "I caught a migratory locust! It migrated to a good spot!" —New Leaf
In the GCN games it jumps extremely far when flushed, and is a great challenge to catch, hence the high sell price. It is the hardest to catch in Animal Forest, as in this version bugs can traverse multiple acres. In Animal Forest+ and beyond it is restricted to the acre in which it appears. In Wild World and City Folk, where acres are no longer visually present, it was less expensive and its jump distance had been reduced.
Donation to the museum
In Animal Crossing
"I have a rather difficult time dealing with the soft underbellies of grasshoppers. They're...vulgar. And their legs! Why do they come off so easily when one merely handles the beasts? Blech! Simply horrid!"
In Wild World
"I wonder if the migratory locust thinks about where it's going to go next? Frankly, I suspect it plans not at all and just flies about willy-nilly... Hardly a recommended way of traveling, eh wot? Hoo... But I digress..."
In City Folk
Blathers will say this upon donation:
"Ah, hoo, migratory locusts. As their name suggests, they fly far...quite far, in point of fact. These insects will fly as a group into fields, devour all the crops, and completely devastate the land. Just one of these beasts is sufficiently horrifying, so imagine how abominable a swarm would be... Blech!"
The Migratory Locust can be found near the Dung Beetle and Long Locust.
In New Leaf
In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.
"Migratory locusts are large insects that can jump up to 32 feet, as they open their wings when they jump. These locusts love to eat and can consume their own weight in food every single day. As a group, their hunger is enough that a million locusts can consume one ton of food per day. Oddly, when migratory locusts grow up surrounded only by other locusts, their shells will be entirely black."
In New Horizons
In New Horizons, upon donation or selecting "Tell me about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):
"Ah yes, the lone migratory locust... It seems like such a harmless hopper as it bounces about in the grass. But beware! When these pests band together and travel in swarms, they leave devastation in their wake! Migratory locusts have gathered by the millions throughout history, wiping out crops and causing famine. That's why I always say, "Never let a locust hang out with its friends!" That is precisely how a plague begins."
- "I caught a migratory locust! I wonder if it flies south for the winter..." —Animal Crossing
- "I caught a migratory locust! Ain't migrating any more!" —Wild World
- "I caught a migratory locust! Migrate into my pocket!" —City Folk
- "I caught a migratory locust! Things just went south for this guy!" —New Horizons
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Main article: Migratory locust on Wikipedia
The migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) is the most widespread locust species, and the only species in the genus Locusta. These species are found throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Pigmentation and size of the migratory locust vary according to its phase (gregarious or solitary form) and its age. Gregarious larvae have a yellow to orange covering with black spots; solitary larvae are green or brown. The gregarious adult is brownish with yellow, the latter color becoming more intense and extensive on maturation. The solitary adult is brown with varying extent of green color depending on the color of the vegetation. Gregarious adults vary in size between 40 and 60 mm according to the gender; they are smaller than the solitary adults.
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