Search results for "parasitoids"

  • Predators, parasites and parasitoids

    Many animals are predators, parasites or parasitoids, using other animals as food. They use a great diversity of hunting strategies and behaviours to capture or feed on their prey. Invertebrate predators, parasites and parasitoids play an important role in keeping many animal populations under control.

  • Cuckoo wasp


  • Mud-dauber wasp placing spider in nest


  • Herbivory: eating plants

    Herbivory is the act of eating plants and a herbivore is an animal that eats plants. Herbivores play an important role in the ecology of any area, influencing plant communities and individual plant growth. The great diversity of invertebrate and vertebrate herbivores reflects the diversity of plants. Each plant provides a wide range of feeding opportunities and herbivores show many adaptations, like modified mouthparts and behaviours that allow them to feed on plants.

  • Decomposition - Corpse Fauna

    Many kinds of organisms live by feeding on dead bodies.