folivore

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folivore

eats foliage; includes arboreal folivores—animals whose diet consists largely of tree foliage.
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Influence of tree species and compass bearing on insect folivory of nine common tree species in the West African savanna.
Folivory in the giant fruit-eating bat Artibeus amplus (Phyllostomidae): a non-seasonal phenomenon.
In this context, comparing the rate of folivory in the presence and absence of predatory species of certain herbivorous arthropods would help to demonstrate the importance of these predators in pest regulation and the possible positive effects for economically important plant species.
But insect herbivory can have a multitude of possible effects on host plant physiology (Karban and Baldwin, 1997), and Trirhabda folivory has previously been shown to affect Solidago leaf quality (Brown and Weis, 1995).
Ruiz-Ramoni D, Munoz-Romo M, Ramoni-Perazzi P, Aranguren Y, Fermin G (2011) Folivory in the Giant Fruit-Eating Bat Artibeus amplus (Phyllostomidae): a non-seasonal phenomenon.
Thus, both colobines and cercopithecines possess specific dietary adaptations for more efficient folivory and/or consumption of unripe fruits compared to hominoids (Andrews, 1981), thereby enabling the former to more easily thrive when the ripe fruits habitually consumed by most hominoids are scarce.
1992: Do the power requirements of flapping flight constrain folivory in flying animals.
Folivory in the white-tipped plantcutter Phytotoma rutila: seasonal variations in diet composition and quality.
Folivory and seasonal changes in diet in Rana hexadactyla (Anura, Ranidae).
He explains that fruit consumption on the island is favored over folivory because mature leaves of tropical trees are so heavily defended.
Reconstructions based on maximum parsimony indicate that two major shifts in diet took place from an insectivorous ancestor state - once to granivory, and once to folivory [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1A OMITTED].