folivore

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folivore

eats foliage; includes arboreal folivores—animals whose diet consists largely of tree foliage.
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When we see leaf-eating insects green, and bark-feeders mottled-grey; the alpine ptarmigan white in winter, the red-grouse the colour of heather, and the black-grouse that of peaty earth, we must believe that these tints are of service to these birds and insects in preserving them from danger.
WELSH scientists hope to play a pivotal role in saving the traditional autumn conker contest from tiny leaf-eating bugs.
Contract award: action against calamity overgrowth of leaf-eating insects.
So far, the Arctic Granny Smith has shown increased incidence of a leaf-eating bug known as tentiform leafminer, but for the 13 other pests and diseases tested for by Okanagan, both varieties of Arctic apples have performed better or the same as conventional apples.
Nitrogen, in the form of plant protein, is an essential nutrient for leaf-eating animals.
Some residents had no objection, saying it was important to eradicate the voracious leaf-eating gypsy moths.
Moist, cloudy weather causes foliage to remain soft and succulent for an extended period, thus presenting almost ideal conditions for feeding by leaf-eating insects and infection by fungal spores.
Bacillus thuringiensis ("Bt") is a naturally occurring bacterium that is lethal to most leaf-eating caterpillars on trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetables.
Native to the southeastern United States, the wolfsnail has become a pest in many countries where it has been introduced to control populations of unwanted leaf-eating snails.
Mr Lomas added: "The fallen leaves from the tiny trees, especially oak, make tasty meals for leaf-eating insects which are thriving in these new areas.
The leaf-eating beetles, imported from tamarisk's native range in Asia and the Mediterranean, were extensively tested before they were released at ten western sites in 2001.
This is one reason they move faster, as much as three times faster, than leaf-eating snails.