oligophagous


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oligophagous

[¦äl·ə¦gäf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Eating only a limited variety of foods.
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Because all the species of forage are in the same botanical family, the aphid species in this study were oligophagous.
femorata are oligophagous specialists, on Solanaceae and Asteraceae respectively.
Thus, it is probable that, when the insect fauna associated with single host plant is analyzed, free-feeding insects (generally with more oligophagous feeding habit) are more dependent on habitat characteristics, while galling insects respond more finely to specific host plant attributes (Koricheva et al.
In terms of host aphid specificity, in the 17 aphid species, we found five monophagous, six oligophagous and six polyphagous species colonizing ornamentals in the area (Table I).
Patterns of juvenile mortality within an oligophagous butterfly population.
With only a few exceptions, the host plants of the oligophagous beetles are taxonomically related.
Feeding patterns of monophagous, oligophagous, and polyphagous insect herbivores: the effect of resource abundance and plant chemistry.
Rearing the oligophagous Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on meridic diets containing different non-host proteins.
The grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis (Thomas) is oligophagous, feeding on composites (Asteraceae) in the tribe Astereae (Mulkern et al.