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.
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.
Species belonging to the genus Acanthoscelides are worldwide in distribution, and are monophagous or polyphagous.
This genus is Holarctic and comprises about 120 species; they are usually monophagous on Salix, Populus, Alnus or Betula spp.
This basic information will allow advancing in the comparison of the transcriptomes of these two species in order to elucidate the genetic basis that supports the monophagous habits of coffee berry borer.
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).
The rice delphacid (RDel) Tagosodes orizicolus Muir (Homoptera: Delphacidae) is a monophagous insect pest of rice (Oryza sativa), with a wide distribution in the neotropics of the American continent.
Monophagous species might have defensive mucus that works well against the nematocysts of a single prey species, but the more generalist feeders need an effective defense against a number of cnidarian species (with different nematocyst types).
In a survey of agricultural studies, Andow (1991) found a marked difference between monophagous and polyphagous herbivores.
In 1920, Brues observed that insects were instinctively polyphagous, oligophagous or monophagous and began to address many of the questions still central to the study of plant-herbivore interactions.