monophagous


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monophagous

feeding on a single type of food.
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For example, when introducing an herbivore for the purpose of biological control of an invasive plant species, it is critical that the herbivore be monophagous so that it does not shift onto native plant species (see McFadyen, 1998).
Covariance of preference and performance on normal and novel hosts in a locally monophagous and locally polyphagous butterfly population.
Uroleucon species are typically monophagous and specializes on single plant genera or species ; the genus contains about 180 species widespread in the world [3,4,5].this genus is still spreading in the New World[6] and in Japan [7].
Many planthoppers, especially delphacids, are monophagous on their native host plants, but host shifts have occurred, especially when planthoppers have colonized islands (Wilson et al., 1994).
Because dietary specialization is so common in herbivorous insects, specialists have been traditionally been defined as an animal consuming only 1 plant species (i.e., monophagous, Crawley 1983).
scrobicollis also appears to be monophagous, meaning it eats just one thing: garlic mustard.
Yet the real heavy in Pollan's story is not oil but corn, the ubiquitous ingredient now found in so many of our foods in various industrially manipulated forms that it is greatly reducing the variety in our diets and making us more like the monophagous, tiny-brained koala that survives on a single food source than the omnivorous species we have traditionally been.
These changes in the butterflies have taken place in concordance with the vegetational alterations across the state during the past 150 years because most butterflies are highly monophagous and closely associated with their larval foodplants.
salicaria growing in Myrica thickets were less damaged by herbivores, had a lower abundance of the monophagous, leaf-feeding, chrysomelid beetle Galerucella calmariensis, and had higher flower and seed production than L.
Those strategies or traits, which impose the greater selection pressure (e.g., a high rate of mortality on a monophagous pest), generally have a shorter effective period across many pest generations.
In addition, no monophagous pre- or postdispersal insect seed predators have been documented on any of the 54 dipterocarp species at GP, despite intensive sampling during three fruiting episodes (Lyal and Curran 2000).
Monophagous Parasite--A parasite restricted to one species of host.