From feeding flesh eaters to plant reproduction, the essential role bugs play in the survival of many ecosystems is hard to overstate. In this article, learn more about the astounding importance of insects.
All animals must eat. But who eats who, and why, or why not? Because insects outnumber and collectively outweigh all other animals combined, they comprise the largest amount of animal food available for potential consumption. How do they avoid being eaten? “How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back” reveals the ingenious methods insects employ to stay alive.
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Grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, June beetles and many other insects occupy fairly commonplace niches. The adults feed on foliage and lay their eggs in the soil.