Spreading or swarming in of various kinds of insects over or in a troublesome manner. Proliferation of insects or animal pests affecting communities, agriculture, cattle or stored perishable goods; for example locusts, African bees, etc. source: GLIDE
7 May 2013, IRIN
It seems Bemisia tabaci, one of several whitefly species which attack cassava plants, has been assisted by climate change: The warmer temperatures occurring in higher altitudes have created optimal conditions for the insect to breed rapidly, speeding its adaptation and evolution...
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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