Sprinkled Grasshopper


Grasshoppers are herbivores with the majority of them being polyphagous, which means they have an excessive desire to eat and are not specific to one species of plants. Grasshoppers have a foregut, a midgut, and a hindgut for digestion. Salivary glands are present to start the chemical digest of their food. Grasshoppers eat the plants, then their droppings return nutrients to the soil acting as a fertilize for the plants. The waste products are primarily excreted by the malgighian tubules. The main waste product is uric acid. They also act as food for birds and other arthropods.

Choeltis conspersa eat grasses, but are known to prefer blue grass.