polyphagy


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polyphagy

Pathologic overeating. See Bulimia.
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From an applied point of view, polyphagy allows them to act synergistically to manage several pests at the same time (van Lenteren 2012).
Polyphagy and obligate myrmecophily in the butterfly Hallonympha paucipuncta (Lepidoptera : Riodinidae) in the neotropical Cerrado Savanna.
Owing to particular biological characteristics of the western flower thrips, such as short generation time, small size, high polyphagy, and high fecundity, chemical control has been used as the primary strategy against this pest (Dai et al.
Polyphagy may be more critical to the success of GWSS and other xylem feeders than insects of other feeding guilds because xylem fluid contains the lowest concentration of nutrients and organic carbon of any plant tissue (Raven 1983; Andersen & Brodbeck 1989; Andersen et al.