One of the most famous and favorite songsMany of them had childhood "A grasshopper sat in the grass". Children joyfully sang a simple motive, learning from simple words that, it turns out, the insect is green, that they do not even mind eating ordinary frogs. But what a grasshopper eats, for many of us and in adulthood remains a mystery. As well as what in general eat many of the representatives of insects. Let's learn about the grasshopper menu in detail.
Those who consider representatives of these specieswholly herbivorous, will not be quite right. Because grasshoppers eat not only leaves and grass, although they also enter the diet of these winged insects. But, as it turned out, it's not for nothing that grasshoppers are related to such dangerous creatures as mantises. Everyone knows an interesting fact that the female of this insect eats a male after mating. So, we must tell you that a grasshopper does not always eat vegetarian food. Simply put, many of the representatives of this species are of a predatory temper.
However, it is unlikely that insects are characterized by conceptsethics in matters of food preferences. A harmless looking grasshopper, as it turned out, sometimes even trades with cannibalism. In those conditions when it was problematic to get other food, it turned out that grasshoppers and their own kind were eating. To check it is very easy: it is enough to put several representatives of this species in a closed container and not put any food to them, and after a few days (three or four) you will miss one of them.