florivorous

florivorous

[flȯ′riv·ə·rəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on flowers.
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Plant genotype and the preference and performance of herbivores: cultivar affects apple resistance to the florivorous weevil Anthonomus pomorum.
Lacher, Willig, and Mares (1982) studied the food preference of a florivorous rodent (kerodon rupestris) for different species of leaves at different levels of availability.
Resin secretion in species not pollinated by resin-collecting bees may have functioned to defend the nutritious staminate flowers from attack by florivorous insects (e.
In Dec 2009, as part of a preliminary survey of lepidopteran larvae associated with the native vegetation, one florivorous lycaenid larva was found eating actively on an inflorescence of the native shrub Baccharis alnifolia Meyen & Walp.