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monophagous

feeding on a single type of food.
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This strict regional monophagy differs from the relatively wide polyphagy on the nominotypical Chamaecytisus absinthioides idas, which suggests that the latter may be a separate species as asserted by Kolev (2005).
Jeffries and Lawton (1984) define enemy-free space as "ways of living that reduce or eliminate a species vulnerability to one or more species of natural enemies." The focus of this paper is the potential for monophagy to result in avoidance of a natural enemy.
Despite the frequent occurrence of monophagy or oligophagy among insect herbivores, there is considerable survival advantage in being able to adjust the diet, or adapt to differing availabilities of hosts, by being polyphagous.