very active on flowers, foliage of shrubs and trees, or found scurrying on the soil surface(1)
Most spp. are very active during the oviposition period of grasshoppers(1)
Adults feed on Noctuidae caterpillars whereas the larvae feed on the egg masses of lubber grasshppers(1)
"Adults lay their eggs on grasshopper ootheca for larvae to feed on grasshopper embryos." (Weston Opitz, pers. comm.)
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