phytophagous


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phy·toph·a·gous

(fī-tof'ă-gŭs),
Plant-eating; vegetarian.
[phyto- + G. phagō, to eat]

phytophagous

(of animals) feeding on plants.

phytophagous

plant-eating.
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Diversity of detoxification pathways of ingested ecdysteroids among phytophagous insects.
Phytophagous (Phy) This group includes arthropods which feed on plant matter and possess biting/ chewing mouthparts.
He comments on the geographical distribution, host plants, feeding habits and seasonal history of 34 species of phytophagous insects and seven species of mites, covering the Homoptera, Hemiptera, Thysanoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Eriophyoidea and Tetranychoidea associated with the olive tree, and provides a set of color photographs.
Infestation of Phytophagous mites on forest tree species in Jodhpur , Rajasthan, India .
While many stilt bugs are phytophagous, meaning they eat plants, others are predaceous, meaning they feed on other, usually smaller insects.
The other innovation is that predatory mites are available to feed on phytophagous mites, which reduces damaging mite populations.
The phytophagous pentatomids are among the major insect pests on soybean.
The presence of "Srokalarva berthei", an adult body fossil, indicates that an eruciform, externally feeding caterpillar was actively locomotory (Kukalova-Peck, 1997) and probably had a phytophagous diet.