Stenophagy

Stenophagy

 

the narrowly specialized feeding of animals owing to the availability of a single type of food (monophagy) or very few types of food (oligophagy).

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They are carnivorous species, mainly piscivores with stenophagy and trophic specialization (Carr & Adams, 1973; Arceo-Carranza et al, 2004; Cocheret de la Moriniere et al.
It exemplifies the stenophagy characteristic of the Sacoglossa, feeding exclusively on the heterokont alga Vaucheria longicaulis (Krug, 2001).
The predominance of stenophagy in phytophagous insects can be explained simply as a result of the evolution of the insects' behavioral system, which generates sequential formation of new specialized genotvpes (Jermy, 1976, 1984).