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    Locusts Invade Village in Argentina

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    Thousands of grasshoppers swarm all over the field in Chuchul, a rural community in Argentina.

    Usually locusts are solitary; however, as the video below shows, sudden changes in their behavior may sometimes occur. The behavioral pattern largely depends on the density of population, thus swarming is a natural response to an overcrowded habitat.

    Argentina's agricultural agency Sensaa has been registering a gradual increase in the number of insects that eat crops over 5 years. In 2016, the country's farms rang the alarm due to the biggest invasion of locusts in 60 years, according to The New York Times.

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