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The Egyptian Locust (Anacridium aegyptium) is a species of grasshopper in the family Acrididae. In Europe, it mainly occurs in countries that boarder the Mediterranean Basin. It is also found in North Africa as well as Southwestern Asia. After hatching from an egg, an immature locust (called a nymph) goes through five growth stages known as instars and then becomes an adult. Unlike some other types of locust, this species poses no treat to agriculture. It is Europe's largest grasshopper with some females reaching up to 70mm in length.
Reference: Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds