Plant genotype and the preference and performance of herbivores: cultivar affects apple resistance to the florivorous
weevil Anthonomus pomorum.
Lacher, Willig, and Mares (1982) studied the food preference of a florivorous
rodent (kerodon rupestris) for different species of leaves at different levels of availability.
Resin secretion in species not pollinated by resin-collecting bees may have functioned to defend the nutritious staminate flowers from attack by florivorous
insects (e.g., young tettigoniids).
In Dec 2009, as part of a preliminary survey of lepidopteran larvae associated with the native vegetation, one florivorous
lycaenid larva was found eating actively on an inflorescence of the native shrub Baccharis alnifolia Meyen & Walp.