folivore

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folivore

eats foliage; includes arboreal folivores—animals whose diet consists largely of tree foliage.
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colobi, are arboreal folivores, many of which consume relatively difficult-to-digest foods and have large specialized guts.
Larvae and adults are folivores and produce a shot-hole type pattern of feeding damage on the leaf (Fig.
They said the findings show the need to plant more trees to offer protection from extreme weather in the future: "Retaining and planting trees that provide optimum habitat will help arboreal folivores cope with the more frequent droughts and heatwaves expected with climate change.
Sloths are classified as folivores (leaf eaters) as the bulk of their diet consists of buds, tender shoots, and leaves, | There used to be "mega sloths".
Digestive and metabolic strategies of arboreal folivores in relation to chemical defences in temperate and tropical forests.
Thus, Asteraceae is an important resource for folivores, florivores, nectarivores, and pollinivores (Cano-Santana, 1994).
Pages 123-130 in The ecology of arboreal folivores (G.
The multivariate approach proved effective in sorting clones into susceptibility classes and sorting folivores along a continuum of insect specialization.
abscission: a neglected source of mortality for folivores.
From this perspective, plants are vulnerable to folivores but are seldom severely defoliated because of predation pressure on herbivores.
Foley bases his comments on work carried out by his team into the feeding preferences of a number of folivores including koalas, greater gliders, and the common ring-tail and brushtail possums.
Folivorous specialization: adaptations in the detoxification of the dietary terpene, p-cymene, in Australian marsupial folivores.