Insects eat a variety of foods that include plants, nectar, seeds and grass. Ants and cockroaches are known to feed on human food and drinks, such as soda, cookie crumbs, crackers and milk. Termites feed on wood, and mosquitoes feed on blood.Continue Reading
In warmer climates, many home and building owners experience infestations of both ants and cockroaches. These insects enter homes and buildings through tiny cracks and holes in their foundations and are typically searching for water and food. Cockroaches and ants multiply quickly, and it can be quite difficult to remove them without the help of a professional exterminator.
According to an estimate made by scientist Erik J. Van Nieukerken, there are approximately 1,017,018 species of insects in the world. The largest insect known to man is the South American longhorn beetle. It is approximately 25 centimeters in length.
While it is a common belief that all insects are referred to as "bugs," there is a difference between the two terms. True bugs have a straw shaped mouth called a stylet. The stylet is used to puncture plant stems and flowers to easily suck out the juice and nectar. True bug species include stink bugs, potato bugs, boxelder bugs and milkweed bugs.Learn more about Zoology
Buffalo mostly eat different types of grass. They are herbivores, which means that they only consume plant products and never eat other animals. Typically, buffalo feed at night to keep their core temperature up throughout cold nights.Full Answer >
Pronghorn antelope prefer to feed on grass, sagebrush and other vegetation found in the foothills of the mountains where they live. They may also feed on cacti. Like cattle, pronghorns regurgitate partially digested food known as cud, chew it and swallow it again.Full Answer >
Warthogs are grazers, which means they mostly eat grass. They also eat roots and bulbs.Full Answer >
Antelope eat grass and other types of vegetation. They live in parts of Asia, Africa and the Americas in wooded areas.Full Answer >