An insectivore is an animal or insect that eats mostly insects for food. An Anteater is an animal that eats ants. Insectivorous plants also eat insects. The Venus fly-trap is one of them.
To eat insects for food is not very easy because insects are small. Large insect-eating animals must eat many of them. Anteaters eat hundreds of ants every day.
Some omnivores like humans and bears also eat insects for food. There was once a taxonomic group of mammals called Insectivora. Most of its animals are now called Eulipotyphla.
- Herbivore - an animal that eats mostly plants
- Carnivore - an animal that mostly eats meat from other animals.
- Detritivore - an animal that eats garbage, dead animals or other food left from another animal.
- Omnivore - an animal that eats animal meat, plants, fruit, and insects.