They have short antennae and are active during the day. They “sing” by rubbing their hind legs against their wings.
Ecological function: herbivore, prey-predator relationship
Level in food chain: primary consumer, secondary consumer
Feeding behaviour: usually herbivore
Microhabitat: usually on plants and grass
They have long antennae and are active at night. They “sing” by rubbing their wings together.
Ecological function: decomposer, prey-predator relationship
Level in food chain: secondary consumer
Feeding behaviour: omnivore, detritivore
Microhabitat: usually on the ground and in fallen leaves