Stag beetles are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and other insects. However, they prefer eating plants and only eat other insects if no other food source is available.Know More
Some of the things stag beetles seek out include decaying wood, leaves, nectar, flowers and fruit that has fallen to the ground. Should there be a shortage of these things, the stag beetle hunts other, very small insects.
When a stag beetle eats, it does not actually use its large mandibles. Instead, it uses its pair of feathery galeae to dip in and out of a food source, absorbing the liquid and then drinking it.Learn more about Beetles
Earwigs are omnivores that feed on decomposing leaves found in compost piles, ornamental plants, such as zinnias, garden vegetables, fruits and the silk from fresh corn. In spite of these destructive garden habits, some species of earwig feed on aphids, mites and roundworms, which is beneficial to gardeners.Full Answer >
Black beetles eat grubs, caterpillars, fly maggots and pupae, aphids, weevils, earthworms, snails, slugs and other soft-bodied creatures. They also eat other species of beetles if they are small enough. This specific type of beetle is also called the Common Black Ground Beetle.Full Answer >
The diet of water beetles varies greatly due to the fact that there are close to 400,000 beetle species around the world. In North America, nearly 5,000 species of beetles live in water for at least part of their life cycles.Full Answer >
When they are not consuming aphids, lady beetles may prey on another kind of soft-bodied insect that is closely related to aphids. Some lady beetle species feed on fungal spores, while other types of lady beetles eat bean plants and pollen. In massive swarms, lady beetles can cause major damage to crops or agricultural farms.Full Answer >