Meadowlarks are primarily insectivorous during the breeding season, and Orthopterans
represent a primary source of prey (Davis and Lanyon 2008).
The types and abundance of sensilla on mole cricket antennae differ greatly from those found in above-ground orthopterans
, such as Tetrigidae and Acrididae (Bland 1989, 1991).
Wing dimorphism is well known in different orthopterans
marmorata consumed isopterans most often (65 and 78%, respectively), followed by homopterans (33 and 22%), coleopterans (30 and 56%), orthopterans
(27 and 33%), and arachnids (20 and 44%).
In addition, orthopterans
may cause harm by serving as intermediate hosts for nematodes and several species of tapeworms and as possible reservoirs and vectors of vesicular stomatitis virus (Nunamaker et al.
Crickets and Katydids, Dethier recounts collecting Concerts and Solos orthopterans
for study of their by Vincent G.
Particularly attractive are photographs of alive jumping spiders, orthopterans
and some other insects, although all other colour illustrations are also of exceptional quality and leave an impression of an 'old-style' (in a perfectly positive sense) atlas or a carefully prepared field guide.
All cases of catching thrips (n = 34) and caterpillars (n = 29) were successful in comparison to 95% of homopterans (n = 41) and 82% of orthopterans
(n = 39).
The groups most consumed by this amphibian are termites, beetles, orthopterans
, ants, and spiders (Dimmitt & Rubial 1980; Punzo 1991; Degenhardt et al.
The North American developmental hosts for this species include various Acrididae (Ward and Whipple, 1918), Odonata (Cappucci, 1977), the orthopterans
, Stenopelmatus fuscus Brunner (Cappucci, 1977), Stenopelmatus spp.
This rare information comes mainly from stomach contents, where coleopterans were the main prey, followed by orthopterans
(see Marelli 1919, Aravena 1928, Zotta 1936), which are captured by means of short flights from the ground or during sallies from posts, bushes, or reeds (Fitzpatrick 2004).