Leaf Litter Bugs

 Common Name

 Scientific Name

 Feeding Habits

 Relative Abundance

 Picture

 Earwig

 Dermaptera

Earwigs feed on leaves, flowers, other plants as well as insects. 

 0.105

 

 Ant

 Formicidae

Ants feed on different types of plants found in their ecosystem including leaves and flowers.

0.461 

 

 Small Black Centipede

 Chilopoda

Normally centipedes eat other insects and spiders.  When insects are scarce they will eat protein rich plants.

 0.013

 

Earth Worm

 Lumbricina

Earthworms eat decaying plant and animal matter found in soil.  They play a key role in the decomposition of organic matter.

 0.066

 

 Yellow Ant

 Lasius Flavus

 Yellow ants eat leaves, plant nectar and  other plant saps.

 0.0319

 

 Inch Worm

 Geometridae

Inch worms eat primarily leaves. 

 0.133

 

 Grey Bug

Curculionidae 

The Grey Bug feeds on leaves and seedlings. 

 0.013

 

 Roly Poly

 Armadillidiidae

Poly Polys feed on decaying plant matter. 

 0.039

 

 Small Brown Spider

 Loxosceles Sicariidae

These spiders eat just about any insect that happens to get stuck in its web. 

 0.026

 

 Daddy Long Leg

 Pholcidae

 Daddy Long Legs eat insects as well as plant matter.  They have been known to raid other spider's webs and eating their trapped food as well as the spider itself.

 0.013

 

 Beetles

 Coleoptera

Beetles eat vegetation and other decomposing organic matter.

 0.079

 

 Centipede

 Chilopoda

Normally centipedes eat other insects and spiders.  When insects are scarce they will eat protein rich plants. 

 0.013

 


 

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