Leaf insects eat blackberry brambles and rose, oak and evergreen oak leaves. Leaf insects are herbivorous, which means that they consume only plant material.
Originating from South and Southeast Asia through Australia, leaf insects eat leaves and consume water that gathers on the leaves. Because of their simple diet, leaf insects are considered easy pets for children.
Leaf insects are masters of camouflage, as they mimic the leaves that they feed on to provide themselves with extra protection from predators. They are flat, and colored green and brown, with leaf-like veins. They move with the wind to blend in with the leaves, and tend to be more active at night.
Young leaf insects are capable of regenerating any lost limbs through the process of molting. Leaf insects have hindwings, though the females are flightless.Learn More
Adult lightning bugs usually eat other either insects, pollen or nectar, although some species, like the European glow-worm, have no mouth and are unable to eat at all. Larval lightning bugs are predators, eating worms, slugs, snails and small insects.Full Answer >
According to Encyclopædia Britannica, praying mantises feed exclusively on insects, and they are harmless to humans. No known venomous species of mantis exists. Although their appearance may be frightening, mantises are uninterested in humans.Full Answer >
There are no federal laws that make it illegal to kill a praying mantis, but there are some states or counties that impose fines for killing these insects. While it may not be completely illegal, it is not a good idea because praying mantis help reduce the amount of harmful insects.Full Answer >
Crickets are insects that reproduce by mating and laying eggs. The female cricket carries and deposits the eggs, but she must mate with a male cricket to have her eggs fertilized before she deposits them.Full Answer >