Stenophagy | Article about Stenophagy by The Free Dictionary
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the narrowly specialized feeding of animals owing to the availability of a single type of food (monophagy) or very few types of food (oligophagy).
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The predominance of stenophagy
in phytophagous insects can be explained simply as a result of the evolution of the insects' behavioral system, which generates sequential formation of new specialized genotvpes (Jermy, 1976, 1984).
They are carnivorous species, mainly piscivores with stenophagy
and trophic specialization (Carr & Adams, 1973; Arceo-Carranza et al, 2004; Cocheret de la Moriniere et al., 2004; Cruz-Escalona et al., 2005; Guevara et al., 2007).
It exemplifies the stenophagy
characteristic of the Sacoglossa, feeding exclusively on the heterokont alga Vaucheria longicaulis (Krug, 2001).