Elephant - Loxodonta africana Western Pilat Egyptian animal sculptures Wolf Spider Firebird - Moldovan wine Monkey Mask

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 know...so 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

New Forum Topics

Topic Last post
What's your weather like today? (Page: 1, 2, 3Last Page)
by tufftie on Sat, 3 Jan 09 , 798 replies
by goosey
19 hours 41 min ago
A toughie!
by goosey on Thu, 18 Dec 14 , 2 replies
by goosey
19 hours 53 min ago
Fungi of the day (part 2)
by goosey on Wed, 12 Nov 14 , 10 replies
by bulbosa
1 day 14 hours ago
Phallus impudicus question
by goosey on Wed, 17 Dec 14 , 0 replies
by goosey
2 days 18 hours ago
Still alive
by basquesteve on Thu, 6 Nov 14 , 5 replies
by goosey
2 days 18 hours ago
Geminid Meteor shower
by goosey on Mon, 14 Dec 09 , 14 replies
by goosey
2 days 18 hours ago
Peziza for ID
by goosey on Mon, 15 Dec 14 , 0 replies
by goosey
4 days 5 hours ago
Wild About Britain Website
by Cheryl on Wed, 29 Oct 14 , 14 replies
by Suzanne B
4 days 8 hours ago
Camera trap footage in Makgadikgadi Pans National Park Botswana
by Steefo on Sun, 21 Jul 13 , 15 replies
by Steefo
3 weeks 4 days ago
Addicted to earthstars (just finding them!)
by goosey on Thu, 24 Feb 11 , 6 replies
by goosey
3 weeks 5 days ago