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Table 2

Acrididae hosts used in this study, sampling dates, host status and sampled gregarines. “Sick” hosts died rapidly (within days) in laboratory conditions in contrast to “healthy” hosts that were maintained for weeks.

Acrididae host/designation in study Source Host status Gregarines sampled
Schistocerca gregaria gregaria (2014)/SG-M Long-standing laboratory strain from CNLA Agadir, Morocco Sick Young trophozoites in ceca, gamonts, syzygies and gametocysts in the midgut, occasionally gametocysts in feces; high infection level
Schistocerca gregaria gregaria (2014)/SG-B Long-standing laboratory strain from KU Leuven, Belgium Healthy Young trophozoites in ceca, gamonts, syzygies and gametocysts in the midgut, occasionally gametocysts in feces; high infection level
Schistocerca gregaria flaviventris (2014)/SG-SA Natural population from Tankwa Karoo National Park, South Africa Sick Young trophozoites in ceca, gamonts, syzygies and gametocysts in the midgut, occasionally gametocysts in feces; high infection level
Locusta migratoria (2012, 2014, 2015)/LM-M Long-standing laboratory strain from MNHN Vivarium, France Healthy Gamonts, syzygies and gametocysts in the midgut, occasionally gametocysts in feces; mild infection level

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