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insectivore

(ĭn-sĕk′tĭ-vor)
A member of the order Insectivora.

insectivore

any member of the insect-eating mammalian order Insectivora, a group containing shrews, moles and hedgehogs in the British fauna.
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The first insectivore I ever grew was dinoaea muscipula, the Venus flytrap.
Mammalian insectivores had a banquet in the treetops.
The number of benthic insectivores increased significantly and the proportion of white suckers and omnivores generally decreased (Table 1).
Also under severe pressure are hoofed mammals (deer, antelope, horses, rhinos, camels, and pigs), with 37% threatened; insectivores (shrews, hedgehogs, and moles), with 36%; and marsupials (opossums, wallabies, and wombats) and cetaceans (whales and porpoises), at 33% each.
The remaining sources of information on palaeoenvironments are microfaunal: terrestrial molluscs, lagomorphs, rodents, insectivores, bats and batrachians.
formerly used in the corn fields of Native Americans to attract avian insectivores, and still favored by bird fanciers for use in construction of birdhouses, will be grown, dried, and sold across the border or fashioned locally into finished birdhouses.
Neotropical forest birds are primarily insectivores, devouring large numbers and varieties of insects, including harmful forest pests like the spruce budworm, gypsy moth, and tent caterpillar.
Going beyond that, it now appears that most of the Primates (zoological group which includes monkeys, apes, and man) are descended from small three-shrew-like creatures described as insectivores (insect-hunters, because they were too small to hunt anything bigger) and that human ancestors were going hunting before they became human.
2012), and temperate zone aerial insectivores (Orlowski and Karg 2013).
Using enhanced respiratory personal protection equipment in a Biosafety Level 3 facility, we cultivated, in parallel, cell lines from goats, sheep, cattle, camelids (dromedary and alpaca), rodents, insectivores, bats, and human and nonhuman primates (Table).
The following insectivores are likely declining: the moonrat and masked palm civet found in Malaysia (Pasoh Forest Reserve), the banded mongoose, four-toed elephant shrew and checkered elephant shrew found in Tanzania (Udzungwa), the northern tamandua found in Costa Rica (Volcan Barva) and large tree shrew found in Indonesia (Bukit Barisan).