entomophagous


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entomophagous

[‚ent·ə′mäf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on insects.
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absoluta (the free larvae or the adult moths) could indicate that this predator could be a member of a natural enemy complex in tomato crops that exploits a single pest species by partitioning different prey/host niches, and that allows a number of entomophagous species to coexist.
The nutritional and ecological needs of entomophagous insects have been studied in attempts to increase their effectiveness against pests (Thompson 1999; Eubanks & Denno 2000; Kagata & Katayama 2006).
Artificial rearing of entomophagous insects, with emphasis on nutrition and parasitoids--general outlines from personal experience.
Entomophagous forms are documented to parasitize a wide variety of insect orders, including members of the Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Homoptera and Diptera as well as Araneae [20].