monophagous


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monophagous

[mə′näf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Subsisting on a single kind of food. Also known as monotrophic.
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compositae is primarily monophagous where, it specializes on the plant Verbesina encelioides; he also observed the aphid successfully feeding and forming small colonies on the Solanaceae and the Crucifereae.
In this area, the monophagous, leaf-feeding, chrysomelid beetle Galerucella calmariensis is the main herbivore on L.
The terms "oligophagous" and "monophagous" have been used to describe specialists showing progressively greater fidelity in their choice of host plant(s), but unfortunately these terms have been used with little consistency (see summary in May & Ahmad, 1983).
Feeding patterns of monophagous, oligophagous, and polyphagous insect herbivores: the effect of resource abundance and plant chemistry.
Phelipanche ramosa is attacked by the monophagous fly Phytomyza orobanchia Kaltenbach (Diptera: Agromyzidae).
Discovery of a monophagous true predator a specialist termite eating spider Araneae Ammoxenidae.
Director Cotton Research Station Dr Sagheer talking to reporter here on Tuesday stated that Pink bollworm was considered a monophagous pest living only on cotton plant.
Responses of monophagous Ips subelongatus Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and polyphagous Lymantria dispar L.
This genus is Holarctic and comprises about 120 species; they are usually monophagous on Salix, Populus, Alnus or Betula spp.
fontandraui is a monophagous species or can prey on a variety of sponges, presumably of the genus Dysidea (a known source of furanosesquiterpenoids), which could lead to the prey-dependent uptake of different furanosesquiterpenoids, as has been demonstrated for the congeneric H.
It is noteworthy that the promethea has the widest geographic range of the three species and is polyphagus whereas the others are monophagous (Peigler, 1976).