graminivorous


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graminivorous

(grăm′ə-nĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
Feeding on grasses.
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Words included "diminutive" and "laconic" in Division 1, "cistern" and "whetted" in Division 2 and "pytalin" and "graminivorous" in Division 3.
The median number of phytophagous orthopteran species increased from the forb communities to the grass-forb mixtures, but this increase was differentially expressed among the mixed-diet, forbivorous and graminivorous species.
The largest increase in the median number of species present occurred for the graminivorous orthopterans where the median number of species increased from 0.6 in forb communities to 3.0 in grass-forb mixtures.
The relationships between host selection and subsequent larval performance in three free-living graminivorous sawflies.
Ecology and biology.--Not very abundant species; seen only in August in upland (about 1500 m) Tukuyu District of Tanzania (Miller 1925); graminivorous (Chapman in Johnsen 1986) or ambivorous (Fishpool & Popov 1984).
Diet: Species of this genus are considered to be basically fungivorous or graminivorous. But T.
vitticollis, state that their mandibles are of the graminivorous type, that their feces contain mostly residues of grasses, and that they are unselectively polyphagous.
differentialis, have mandible patterns possessing both graminivorous and forbivorous characteristics, which allows them to readily feed on both grasses and forbs.