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defoliate

(of a plant) having shed its leaves

defoliate

[dē′fō·lē‚āt]
(botany)
To remove leaves or cause leaves to fall, especially prematurely.
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This species is a potential host for rearing parasitoids of lepidopteran defoliators of Eucalyptus species because its pre-pupae can be collected in large numbers from the soil around eucalyptus trees in areas with outbreaks of this insect (Guedes et al.
Evaluation of Trichospilus diatraeae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) as parasitoid of the eucalyptus defoliator Eupseudosoma aberrans Schaus, 1905 (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae).
CHARACTERIZATION OF SAMPLING SITES OF LEPIDOPTERAN DEFOLIATORS ON EUCALYPTUS IN CARACURU, PACANARI AND PONTE MARIA, PARA STATE AND FELIPE, AMAPA STATE, BRAZIL.
New record of Trichospilus diatraeae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) as a parasitoid of the eucalypt defoliator Thyrinteina arnobia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Brazil.
Maintaining or planting areas with native vegetation can favor the multiplication and distribution of natural enemies of lepidopteran defoliators, which can then reduce defoliator populations in forest plantations (Zanuncio et al.
For example, Oxydia vesulia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), a defoliator of eucalyptus, is more abundant in plantations without native vegetation remnants (Braganga et al.
Evaluation of Trichospilus diatraeae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) as parasitoid of the eu calyptus defoliator Euselasia eucerus (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae).
These defoliators attack the leaves resulting in extensive leaf perforations and debudding leading to reduction in yield.
2006), and defoliators such as pandora moth (Coloradla pandora Blake) (Wagner and Mathiasen, 1985).
One section deals exclusively with a variety of insect types such as social bees, seed-sucking and sap-sucking insects, defoliators, fruit flies, and predatory beetles.
Given chemical detectors and people-sniffers, defoliators and biological weapons, infrared radar and electronic communication by satellite, not to mention, as once conceived by Mr.
This transposes to DEFOLIATORS, the plural of a word with an obvious enough meaning: one that defoliates (W3).