mycophagous


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mycophagous

[mī′käf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on fungi.
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3:15 BIODIVERSITY AND ECOLOGY OF MYCOPHAGOUS DIPTERA IN NORTHEAST OHIO.
Diet: Unknown, but commonly mites of this family are mycophagous and saprophagous (Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009).
The mycophagous species within vegetable debris are also occasional visitors, and they include species in the Allothrips, Elaphrothrips, Macrophthalmothrips and Terthrothrips genera.
Nitidulids exhibit a wide range of trophic habits, but they are primarily saprophagous or mycophagous and are characteristically associated with yeasts and fungi that cause fermentation in tree wounds, under bark, or among decaying leaves, fruits, or flowers (Parsons 1943; Lawrence 1991; Cline 2005).