oligophagous


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oligophagous

[¦äl·ə¦gäf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Eating only a limited variety of foods.
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diamondback moth; Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) seriously damages cruciferous crops (Talekar & Shelton 1993) and is considered oligophagous (Wu 1993).
Icerya pulchra (Monophlebidae) is oligophagous on tree, shrub and palm hosts but has not been recorded causing crop damage.
In order to emphasize patterns of host utilization, only oligophagous beetles were included as defined above and shown in Table III.
Monophagous or oligophagous lepidopterans may be sensitive to the balance of nutrients and/ or the presence of specific feeding cues in their host plants or in an artificial diet (Gene & Nation 2004).
2006), and being an oligophagous species that feeds only on maize and teosinte, perhaps the number of egg parasitoid taxa found in Argentina is high because the corn leafhopper has been residing in this foreign location for a long time and may have accumulated more native parasitoid species.
The polyphagous and oligophagous species of Tephritidae (fruit flies) and Lonchaeidae (lance flies) (Tephritoidea) are the main pests of horticulture in the Neotropical Region.
therebinthifolius, whereas others are oligophagous such as Calophya mammifex Burckhardt and Basset which induces nut-shaped galls on the leaves of Schinus latifolius (Gilles ex Lindl.
Therefore, we called oligophagous species the specialists with at least 90% of occurrence in the same fungus family.
gravicorne (1 new relationship); and all of these aphid species are more or less oligophagous.
b) M, Monophagous, feeds on kudzu; O, Oligophagous, feeds mainly on Leguminosae; P, Polyphagous, feeds on plants from other families than Leguminosae; --, species without host-plant information.
The most important parasitoid of apple ermine moth in Asia, Herpestomus brunicornis, is a solitary, oligophagous, univoltine parasitoid, passing the fall, winter, and spring as an adult.
Brevicoryne brassicae is an oligophagous herbivore which uses Brassicaceae species throughout its worldwide distribution (Blackman & Eastop 2000).