Insectivorous insects


An amazing number of animals, birds, insects and plants are Insectivorous, but when you realise that insects are the largest living food resource on the planet, that should be no surprise.

This section of the glossary could grow into a large book so I've had to limit it.


The Mantis

Wasps are great insect eaters

Here we have a Queen Wasp emerging from hibernation and the working end of a wasp, a photo I took in the 1980's

Ladybirds are another insect eater, with the largest part of their diet consisting of Aphids They are members of the Beetle family and as such path of the largest group if insects.

Ladybirds and Lavae

Lacewings are another Aphid eater and are part if the same family as the Mantis.

Hoverflies, as their name suggests, they are often seen hovering around flowers; as the adults feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other plant-sucking insects.

Allen. C. Roffey Wednesday, August 22, 2018 20:49