The southern grasshopper mouse is also known as the scorpion mouse due to its diet consisting mostly of arthropods such as grasshoppers and scorpions.
The southern grasshopper mouse is also known as the scorpion mouse. Both names are derived from its carnivorous diet consisting mostly of arthropods, especially scorpions and orthopteran insects, such as grasshoppers.
Southern grasshopper mice are most notable for killing and eating Arizona bark scorpions (Centruroides sculpturatus), a species with a highly venomous sting.
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• Sources | (Brylski, n.d.; Horner, Taylor, & Padykula, 1964; McCarty, 1975; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2020; Wilson & Reeder, 2005)
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