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ge·o·phil·ic

(jē'ō-fil'ik),
Terrestrial, soil inhabiting.
[geo- + G. philos, love, attraction, + -ic]
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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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Jago (1996a) erected the Dnopherula Complex, defined by a geophilous lifestyle and morphologically, by a fronto-vertical angle >40[degrees], placing within it, among other genera, Pnorisa, Rhaphotittha, Pseudogmothela, Ramburiella and Stenohippus.
w: widespread, r: restricted distribution, e: endemic to the North Pares 1 2 3 Geophilous species Morphacris fasciata (Thunberg, 1815) x x Openland (grassland) species Coenona brevipedalis Karsch, 1896 Epacrocatantops curvicercus (Miller, 1929) x Gymnobothrus temporalis flexuosus (Schulthess x Schindler, 1898) Gymnobothrus temporalis temporalis (Stal, 1876) x x Heteropternis couloniana (Saussure, 1884) Humbe tenuicornis (Schaum, 1853) x Odontomelus brachypterus (Gerstaecker, 1869) x x Oxyaeida poultoni Ramme, 1929 Paracinema tricolor (Thunberg, 1815) x Peronura clavigera Karsch, 1889 Phlesirtes sp.
Habitat.--From Hemp 2005 a: very common geophilous species in colline and submontane grasslands, waste land, dry open areas in the cultivation belt, and along roadsides.