THE AGE OF LOCUST is a cultural essay about locust invasions in Colombia during the twentieth century. The biblical plague was a scourge to agriculture. It caused a great economic impact. The task of combating it was a civic and government work. Several programs were launched by the State to definitively eradicate it.
Locust invasions were strong during the first quarter century. By 1936 the last significant invasion occurred. Government programs were able to identify the origin of plague and progress towards eradication of it. In 1995, it turned to have news about the presence of the insect in the south of the country.