The different types of insects that eat grass include armyworms, cutworms, sod webworms, white grubs, spittlebugs and mole crickets. Some other insects that also eat grass and can infest lawns are billbugs and chinch bugs. However, these insects can infest different types of grasses.
Caterpillars, such as the cutworm and armyworm, can eat all types of turf grasses. When these insects are in their larval stages, they can mainly affect the leaves and stems of grass. The damage caused by these pest are patches that start as small irregular patches and spread out feet in width. Although chinch bugs can also affect a wide variety of grasses that include Bermuda and centipede grasses, it causes the most damage to St. Augustine grass.
White grubs, billbugs and mole crickets are found in the soil and eat the roots of the grass. White grubs are the larvae of beetles, and billbugs are weevils. Spittlebugs mainly affect centipede grass.Learn More
Scorpions adapt to the desert through hairs on their legs and other body parts that enable them to be more sensitive to air temperature; other adaptions include their flexible diet, their ability to control their metabolism, their tough exoskeletons and their ability to burrow. All of these adaptations help them to survive and thrive in the desert where there is extreme heat, minimal water and scarcity of food sources.Full Answer >
Slugs, like other gastropods, do have a pair of eyes. These eyes are situated on the outer edge of a slug's tentacles, which are otherwise known as feelers.Full Answer >
Many insects undergo regular periods of inactivity that resemble the sleep state seen in humans and other animals. This inactive state is often called sleep for simplicity's sake, although its similarity to sleep in other animals is unknown.Full Answer >
Whelks typically eat hard-shelled prey. Their diet often consists of mussels and barnacles, but since they are scavengers, they will eat a variety of other prey.Full Answer >