The Washington Post Sunday
Customs officials seize Egyptian tree locust
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized an Egyptian tree locust hidden in a shipment of Italian wine at the Port of Baltimore on Nov. 19.
An entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the specimen was Anacridium aegyptium. The insect is considered an invasive species and could pose a threat to the U.S. livestock industry, authorities said.