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gregarious

1. (of animals) living together in herds or flocks
2. (of plants) growing close together but not in dense clusters
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To avoid manipulation of first instar larvae that emerge and penetrate gregariously into the Opuntia cladode, each eggstick section of 30 mature eggs was placed on its host plant cladode.
The South American cactus moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), is an oligophagous herbivore whose endophagous larvae feed gregariously on numerous Opuntia species (CaryophyHales: Cactaceae) (Mann 1969; Zimmermann et al.
The young caterpillars feed gregariously on leaves, defoliating the plants and making insecticidal applications necessary for the cultivation of cole crops.
They are out in the bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants gregariously chatting and enjoying themselves to their hearts' content.
It is also found on rocky slopes, sometimes almost gregariously.
Nesting female parrots cannot roost gregariously if they are to incubate eggs and take care of offspring (Berg and Angel 2006).
The young larvae fed gregariously, skeletonizing the leaflets, and older larvae completely consumed the blade tissue of the leaflets (pinnae).
Ooencyrtus kerriae Hayat (Encyrtidae) develops gregariously, while Aprostocetus bangaloricus (Eulophidae) is a solitary parasitoid.