RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new grasshopper swarm began to spread through an indigenous area in Rio Grande do Sul, the Inhacorá Reserve, with a large expanse of native vegetation, between the municipalities of São Valério do Sul and Santo Augusto.
Soon after, another area of forest around the cities of Santo Augusto and Chiapeta was the target of insect attacks, which typically ravage the plants.
Currently, there are outbreaks in eight cities in Rio Grande do Sul, among them Bom Progresso and Rendentora. In Bom Progresso and in rural areas, the so-called lubber grasshopper, green and . . .