Living With Snails

Snail Eating Caterpillar
Photo: Science

Gardeners often think of snails and caterpillars eating their plants because almost all of the over 150,000 or so species of caterpillars eat plants. However, an odd assortment of about 200 caterpillars do not eat plants. They are predators on other insects or small animals. One fascinating predatory caterpillar is, Hyposmocoma molluscivora. As its species name, molluscivora suggests, this caterpillar eats molluscs, primarily snails.

The snail feeding…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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