A plant-eating insect with long hind legs that are used for jumping and for producing a chirping sound. It frequents grassy places and low vegetation.
- Family Acrididae, order Orthoptera: many genera.
- A woodchat's prey is mainly insects, beetles, damsel flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, wasps and bees.
- Aphids, grasshoppers, and gall wasps appear in the Cretaceous, as well as termites and ants in the later part of this period.
- Even wild insects such as roasted grasshoppers, flying termites, and caterpillar skins are enjoyed as snacks.
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