geophilic

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ge·o·phil·ic

(jē'ō-fil'ik),
Terrestrial, soil inhabiting.
[geo- + G. philos, love, attraction, + -ic]

ge·o·phil·ic

(jē'ō-fil'ik)
Soil-loving; refers to microorganisms indigenous to soil.
[geo- + G. philos, love, attraction, + -ic]
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Key words: Thar, biodiversity, Acrididae, Pyrgomorphidae, Tetrigidae, Criotettix, geophiles, phytophiles grasshoppers.
Out of 29 species phytophiles were dominant (55.12%) followed by geophiles (24.13%) and intermediate (20.68%) in the studied districts.
A, arboricole (arbusticole); A, AH, H, G, Phytophiles; AH, arbori-herbicole; G, graminicole; H, herbicole; Ta, terri-arenicole; Td, terri-deserticole; Td, Ta, Ts, Geophiles; TG, terri-graminicole; TH, teri=herbicole; TH,TG, Intermediate; Ts, terri-saxicole.