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Rocky Mountain locust historic range map

Rocky Mountain locust historic range map

Locust: The Opera tells the story of the Rocky Mountain locust (Melanoplus spretus), which formed a swarm covering nearly 200,000 square miles in 1875, was ripe for transformation into a commensurately grand form. Perhaps even more remarkable than the breathtaking scale of its outbreaks was its sudden disappearance, with the last living specimen being collected in 1902.

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