frugivorous


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frugivorous

[frü′jiv·ə·rəs]
(zoology)
Fruit-eating. Also known as fructivorous.
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This work was part of a project entitled "Biodiversidade de Insetos Frugivoros, Plantas Hospedeiras e Inimigos Naturais no Brasil Central", whose aim was to survey the diversity of frugivorous Tephritoidea (Diptera) and their parasitoids (Hymenoptera) in the central region of Brazil from 1997 to 2007.
Frugivorous mammals are often very active on the ecotone (Mason, 1981) and frequently forage hundreds of meters out of the woodland into shrub- and grasslands.
However, the nectarivorous, frugivorous, granivorous, and insectivorous birds bred mainly in the warm/ dry season, when most plants flower and fruit (Carpenter et al.
In our system, the lek breeding system of a frugivorous bird species influences the identity of seed removers and the quantity of seeds removed in and around lek areas.
The interactions between fruits and frugivorous birds may influence the dynamics and distribution of bird and plant populations.
Because virus in this study was only observed in insectivorous bats and not in frugivorous bats, future studies should investigate whether insects might constitute a source of CoV infection for bats.
Biodiversity of frugivorous flies (Diptera: Tephritoidea) captured in citrus groves, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Differentiation of mixed-species bird flocks from other bird groups, such as frugivorous birds foraging in trees, was straightforward due to the conspicuousness of mixed-species bird flocks enhanced by their constant movement (Moynihan 1962, Morse 1977).
The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is one of the most economically important fruit fly pests with larval stages being frugivorous on a wide range of fruit and vegetables (Clarke et al.
Of 12 bat species collected, 6 were frugivorous and 6 were insectivorous (Figure).
These species are highly frugivorous in fall and have irregular migration patterns that vary with local food sources (Wootton 1996, Witmer et al.
Several fruit fly species of the genus Anastrepha Schiner and the introduced Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Tephritidae) are among the most important frugivorous insects in edible fruit trees and vegetable crops in the Neotropics (Norrbom 2010).