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Question: What types of carnivores can be found in leaf litter? (Not visitors) 

 

 

Answer: Carnivores that are likely to be found in litter include: centipedes, beetles and beetle larvae, maggots and spiders.


Some mites, which are part of the arachnid (spider) family and certain ants such as red ants are also carnivorous. Indeed mites are found in very large numbers in leaf litter. They eat insects including bees.


In addition you could find earwigs, which in common with some of the other creatures eat both dead plant and animal remains.


You may wish to check out a web site: http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/

 

 

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