insectivore


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insectivore

(ĭn-sĕk′tĭ-vor)
A member of the order Insectivora.

insectivore

any member of the insect-eating mammalian order Insectivora, a group containing shrews, moles and hedgehogs in the British fauna.
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Insectivores do not require chemical fertiliser as they make their own via digesting insects.
The pyramid is a simple three-tiered structure with the fish community comprised of insectivores and top carnivores.
Isolation of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome virus from Suncus murinus, an insectivore.
2012), and temperate zone aerial insectivores (Orlowski and Karg 2013).
The number of benthic insectivores increased significantly and the proportion of white suckers and omnivores generally decreased (Table 1).
Indeed, general bird diversity and abundance decrease rapidly above 3,200 m in most Colombian mountains, and the vegetation structure at higher elevations becomes inappropriate for a canopy insectivore like the Blackburnian Warbler (Terborgh 1977, De La Zerda and Stauffer 1998, Kattan and Franco 2004).
Goat lung cells, alpaca kidney cells, and dromedary umbilical cord cells also showed strong replication, but virus did not replicate in sheep, cattle, rodent, or insectivore cells.
These species included Plesiosorex donroosai (5), an insectivore, the rodents Umbogaulus galushai, and Megasminthus gladiofex (3), the mustelids Brachypsalis sp.
16 In the animal kingdom, what type of animal is a mole - and insectivore or an omnivore?
Tonight's first programme follows 24 hours in the life of a female Leptictidium, a small, hopping insectivore.
All species of Physaloptera require an insect intermediate host (Anderson 2000) and could be expected in any insectivore.
Fishes also were identified by principal feeding group (herbivore, insectivore, piscivores) for statistical purposes (Table 3).