BuitePos Committee

Paul Penning
Porterville

Chair
License & Safety

+27 (0)22 931 3567

Adriaan Venter
Wellington
Vice Chair
Finances
 
Eugene Claase
Stellenbosch
Safety Observer
Events
 
Ian Cowie
Kommetjie
Safety Observer
Sedebewaker
Glen Liaison
 
Did you know?

Paragliding Porterville - A landing Red Locust on the Porterville ridge.



The immature adult Red Locust is a brown colour which gets deeper and redder with age.

Swarms only fly during the day at temperatures above 26ºC but solitary locusts prefer to fly alone in the dark.

Swarms of Red Locusts rarely travel more than 20-30 kilometres in one day. Swarming females often lay eggs at night, their youngsters immediately capable of "hopping" hundreds of metres every day.

The last widespread plague occurred in Southern Africa from 1930-1944 when almost all of South Africa was invaded.


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