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Schistocerca piceifrons

Resource Type
Common Name
Central American Locust

This genome project is a joint effort between the Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute ( and the Ag100Pest project (

S. piceifrons is closely related to Schistocerca americana,[3] but exhibits a greater degree of phase polymorphism referred to in the technical literature as "density-dependent phenotypic plasticity.[4] It is the swarming locust of
tropical America.[4] (

This dataset is not published - please follow Toronto/Ft. Lauderdale conditions of data re-use.

Childers AK, Geib SM, Sim SB, Poelchau MF, Coates BS, Simmonds TJ, Scully ED, Smith TPL, Childers CP, Corpuz RL, Hackett K, Scheffler B. The USDA-ARS Ag100Pest Initiative: High-Quality Genome Assemblies for Agricultural Pest Arthropod Research.. Insects. 2021 Jul 09; 12(7).
Organism Image
Image Credit
Schistocerca_piceifrons.jpg by Brandon Woo
NameProgramDate Constructed
Schistocerca piceifrons genome assembly iqSchPice1.1 (GCF_021461385.2)HiFiASM v. 0.15.4; 3D-DNA v. 210817; Juicebox Assembly Tools v. 1.11Feb 14th, 2022
NCBI Schistocerca piceifrons Annotation Release 100NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation PipelineMar 28th, 2022
Functional annotation of NCBI Schistocerca piceifrons Annotation Release 100AgBase functional annotation pipelineApr 12th, 2022
Other Information
Community Contact
Hojun Song, Texas A&M University; Anna Childers, Agricultural Research Service; Olga Dudchenko, Baylor College of Medicine