rhizophagous


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Related to rhizophagous: saprophyte, Ergatocracy

rhizophagous

(rī-zŏf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on roots.
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Here we have discussion of feeding by diverse assemblages, namely neotropical ants, social bees, lepidopterous defoliators, seed-sucking bugs, seed-chewing bugs, rhizophagous beetles, gall-inducing insects, detritivores, stored grain insects, tephritid fruit flies, sap-sucking aphidoid insects, hymenopterous parasitoids, predatory bugs, coccinellid beetles, green lacewings, and hematophages.
Key words: Phyllophaga menetriesi; Melolonthidae; rhizophagous pest; larvae; pupae; taxonomic keys; Colombia.