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oligophagous

(ŏl′ĭ-gŏf′ə-gəs, ō′lĭ-)
adj.
Feeding on a limited number of foods, usually within one taxonomic family: an oligophagous pest of leguminous plants.

ol′i·goph′a·gy (-jē) n.

oligophagous

feeding on only a few species of food plants.
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Host location in the Colorado potato beetle: searching mechanisms in relation to oligophagy.
Thus, host cactus distribution and preference for particular cacti available at particular locations may explain the observed oligophagy among populations of D.
cactorum oligophagy within the genus Opuntia was not a concern for biological control campaigns in the Old World where Opuntia are not indigenous (Dyer 1975).