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What is a grasshopper in the food chain?

Last Updated: 5th April, 2020

The grasshopper could be called the very base of the food chain in its ecosystem due to the wide array of secondary consumers (predators) that use it as a staple food source. Animals like these include birds, mice and other arthropods (other predatory insects).

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Then, what is a frog in a food chain?

Throughout their lifecycles, frogs have an important place in the food chain as both predators and prey. As tadpoles, they eat algae, helping regulate blooms and reducing the chances of algal contamination. Frogs are an important source of food for a variety of animals, including birds, fish, monkeys and snakes.

Also, what is the role of a grasshopper? Grasshoppers are the major, above ground, insect consumer of vegetation on grasslands. They have an important role in the ecosystem as prey for other animals and in nutrient cycling. When grasshoppers damage crops or threaten to consume too much forage, insecticides are now used to control their populations.

Accordingly, what eats a grasshopper in a food chain?

Grasshoppers are eaten by birds, spiders, snakes, rodents and insects. Grasshoppers eat cereal crops, grass and leaves, but some species of grasshoppers are omnivorous.

What is an example of a food chain?

A food chain only follows just one path as animals find food. eg: A hawk eats a snake, which has eaten a frog, which has eaten a grasshopper, which has eaten grass. A food web shows the many different paths plants and animals are connected. eg: A hawk might also eat a mouse, a squirrel, a frog or some other animal.

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