Comparison of Australian plague locust and Aiolopus thalassinus adults
Australian Plague Locust - Chortoicetes terminifera
- Aiolopus body is much slimmer and head more angled in profile than the plague locust
- forewings of Aiolopus have a light stripe along the first half
- hind wings of Aiolopus do not have a distinct spot as seen in the plague locust
- hind leg tibia of Aiolopus is straw coloured and not red like the plague locust
Aiolopus adults rarely form into dense swarms as seen in the plague locust.