2. Feeding on, consuming, or eating grasshoppers.
Hunter-gathers eating grasshoppers at acridophagy.
2. The process that involves the eating of vast amounts of plants; by grasshoppers, but especially, by hordes of locusts in certain parts of the world.
With serrated jaws rasping from side to side, adult locusts daily eat the equivalent of their weight, .04 to .09 of an ounce. Yet they are capable of living four days without feeding by surviving on stored fat.
Typical of the countless billions that impoverish African and Asian farmers, these voracious eaters feast on crops of leaves, stalks, and tons of grains.