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polyphagous

(pə-lĭf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on many different kinds of food: polyphagous predators.

po·lyph′a·gy (-ə-jē) n.
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In addition, the coexistence of diverse crops in the agroecosystem allows polyphagous species such as S.
Like Bhagat (2012) in our study too host plant family Asteraceae, among 19 studied plant families, emerged as the most palatable family to aphids, however in our work Aphis gossypi, was the most polyphagous species amongst 20 evaluated aphid species with Myzus persicae being the second in this category.
The addition of a polyphagous species and direct fruit-feeder like BMSB could aggravate existing management problems caused by other exotic species for crops like citrus (under stress from Asian citrus psyllid and huanglongbing disease) and avocado (threatened by the polyphagous shot hole borer and the fungi it vectors).
Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner, 1808) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is important polyphagous agricultural insect pest, highly mobile and has a worldwide distribution; inhabits diverse ecological habitats and is the most important insect pest occurring in the developing world that causes heavy yield losses of a diverse range of dicot and monocot crops (PRIYA et al.
found in Arabia are known to be polyphagous on various low Malvaceae (mallow family) and Sterculiaceae (cacao family), and to a lesser degree Tiliaceae (linden family), although they may also use other plants (Walker & Pittaway 1987; Kehimkar 2008; Larsen pers.
In California, particularly Los Angeles County, the fight is against a different ambrosia beetle species--the polyphagous shot hole borer, Euwallacea sp.
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1767) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is the main caterpillar species in Brazil and is a polyphagous insect, attacking mainly Solanaceae, Cruciferae and Curcubitaceae.
Many pest species of arthropods are polyphagous and can feed on plants belonging to various genera and families.
It is extremely polyphagous, reported in Africa from no less than 100 different host plants in 30 families (De Meyer et al.
The herbivorous insects that will adapt more quickly to the use of this crop will be those native or established in the region, and mainly polyphagous (Strong et al.
The Magpie Moth caterpillar is a polyphagous species, feeding on a wide range of wild and garden plants, including hawthorn, gooseberry, blackthorn, calluna and currants and, with its black, white and orange-red markings, is very conspicuous.