9 Invertebrate-Eating Species of Animals

Giant darner dragonflies have bright, blue designs. They eat mosquitoes, flies, butterflies, and wasps near streams, ponds, and marshes.


Eastern moles are North American burrowers. They can eat 25-50% of their own weight in their tunnels. Moles eat slugs, ants, scarab beetles, and centipedes.


Bark scorpions enjoy live insects. Cockroaches, wax worms, mealworms, crickets, fruit flies. Highly poisonous species climb well and carry babies for 7-21 days.

Bark scorpion

It's the largest Vermilingua. Appropriately, they consume ants and termites. Long snouts, efficient tongues, and sticky saliva let them consume anthills and termite mounds.

Giant anteater

African hedgehogs are popular American pets. They eat plants, larvae, snails, spiders, and small animals. They eat poisonous scorpions.

Four-toed hedgehogs

Insectivorous banded gecko. Grasshoppers, beetles, spiders, termites, sowbugs, bugs, roundworms, solpugids. Sand-colored with dark crossbands and small scales.

Banded gecko

Popular pet bearded dragons. They have unusual diets. Initial diet: 80% insects, 20% vegetables. As they become older, they eat more produce.

Bearded dragon 

Barn swallows have large, flat beaks for aerial bug hunting. Flying insects, actual bugs, and winged ants. Eating snails, spiders, and grasshoppers. Widespread.

Barn swallows

Sound-hunting pileated woodpeckers. Barbed tongues remove insects off logs and tree trunks. Bugs and caterpillars are eaten. Carpenter ants thrive.

Pileated woodpecker

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