phytophagous


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phy·toph·a·gous

(fī-tof'ă-gŭs),
Plant-eating; vegetarian.
[phyto- + G. phagō, to eat]

phytophagous

(of animals) feeding on plants.

phytophagous

plant-eating.
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Phytophagous mite species found on maize leaves were Catarhinus tricholaenae Keifer (Acari: Diptilomiopidae) and Aceria zeala (Keifer) (Acari: Eriophyidae).
The phytophagous insects of the Hemiptera order (representing sucking insects) had the greatest numbers of species (4) and families (5) represented in the samples collected.
The results shown in table 2 reveal that the phytophagous and bacterivorous nematodes are positively correlated with coarse and fine sand.
When proteases of phytophagous insects are assayed for inhibition, it could be found some adaptations to inhibitors present in the natural diet, whereas inhibitors obtained from other plants could show variable effects, since partially inhibition to total abolition of protease activity.
Herbivory and plant speciation coexistence: community regulation by an outbreaking phytophagous insect.
The most widely disseminated phytophagous mite species was E.
Host plants are very important for increase and outbreaks of phytophagous insect pests (Umbanhowar and Hastings, 2002).
Several hypotheses can explain the increase in the phytophagous species populations following the application of a chemical.
Often abundant in most terrestrial habitats, members of the Orthoptera are considered one of the most important groups of phytophagous insects.
The significance of prey in the diet of the phytophagous thrips, Frankliniella schultzei.