The_Monastery_Petra_Jordan--1 Aesculapian Snake Tortoise..alias Victor Meldrew Enteridium Sp Marasmius epiphyllus (possibly) Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans [Diptera: Syrphidae]

What do Grasshoppers Eat?

What do Grasshoppers Eat?

4 posts / 0 new
Last post

Last week someone asked me what do grasshoppers eat and I guessed they probably eat smaller insects, but then after a while I reliased that I don't what do grasshoppers eat? are they ground feeders or do they leap on prey? are some even vegetarians?

Grass mainly although some - particularly the dreaded locust - will eat many different plants. Grasshoppers are predominantly vegetarian in contrast to crickets which will eat almost anything.

Here's a useful summary on grasshoppers .... Grasshopper Information

Grasshoppers prefer one food source, such as corn or alfalfa, but when food is scarce they eat a variety of plants, shrubs and trees. A grasshopper will eat its own weight in green food in about 16 hours. As they feed on their living host, they cause sterility in female grasshoppers. When the worms complete their growth inside the grasshopper, they kill the insect by forcing their way through the body wall. Grasshoppers ingest hair worms when they eat leaves where hair worm females have laid eggs. They are harmless to nature.

Guaranteed ROI
Viral Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Search Engine Submissions
Email Marketing
Search Engine Marketing
Search Engine Optimization

Inspire Internet Marketing

Who's online

There are currently 2 users online.

New Forum Topics

Topic Last post
What are best Fungi places in south UK?
by on Sat, 19 Sep 15 , 1 replies
by dannyc
1 week 4 days ago
Mouse or Rat???
by simonjenkins on Mon, 14 Sep 15 , 5 replies
by simonjenkins
2 weeks 3 days ago
Is this a Harlequin ladybird?
by Suzanne B on Wed, 16 Sep 15 , 0 replies
by Suzanne B
2 weeks 3 days ago
Red-tailed wasp
by booseal on Sun, 6 Sep 15 , 2 replies
by fishingcat
3 weeks 6 days ago
Can't start new topic
by Souwesterly on Mon, 13 Apr 15 , 23 replies
by Suzanne B
3 weeks 6 days ago
Return from WAB
by Silverwolf on Mon, 22 Jun 15 , 7 replies
by Suzanne B
3 weeks 6 days ago
Fungi ID
by roxyfreeman on Wed, 2 Sep 15 , 2 replies
by roxyfreeman
1 month 1 day ago
Mushrooms from theyard turf (before mowing)
by FungusMan on Sat, 1 Aug 15 , 1 replies
by FungusMan
2 months 3 days ago
ID request light green eggs on ivy leaf, Cheshire UK
by jpscloud on Sun, 17 May 15 , 4 replies
by goosey
2 months 6 days ago
Egg ID??
by Crust on Wed, 29 Jul 15 , 1 replies
by goosey
2 months 6 days ago