What is the most harmful insect to crops in North America?



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    Locusts have long held the reputation of the worst crop killer, from Biblical times to the 1915 Locust Plague of Palestine. These grasshopper-like insects fly in enormous swarms, descending on farmland and fields and stripping the areas completely bare of all vegetation. Locusts can utterly destroy crops in just a few minutes, much like a storm sweeping through.

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    There are several insects that do damage on crops. Grasshoppers (locusts) are the big one, but others such as aphids, weevils, and thrips do damage as well.

    Here is a list of them that are a problem for veggie crops in the South:


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