phytophagous


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phytophagous

[fī′täf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on plants.
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Predaceous coccinellids play a significant role in agro- and forest ecosystems as the larvae and adults of most of these beetles are predacious on many phytophagous insect pests.
We recorded the occurrence of phytophagous mite species on four maize cultivars: a non-Bt 30F35, and three containing the proteins Cry1Ab, (30F35 Yield Gard, Yg, Pioneer[R]) and Cry1F (30F35 Herculex, Hx, Pioneer[R]) and Vip3a (Impacto Viptera, Syngenta[R]).
The feeding range of four spider species was studied in laboratory as well as in the field and observed that they mainly feed on phytophagous insects which act as crop pest and cause heavy economic loss (Wise, 1993; Oelbermann et al.
These insects are either predator (Lady Bird beetle and Green lace wing) that feed gregariously upon other phytophagous insects and mites.
On the other hand, the knowledge of the digestive processes of phytophagous insects is crucial to understand the biochemical elements involved in their success to attack plants (Mello and Silva-Filho 2002).
However, we still have a limited understanding of the ecological interactions among the myriad phytophagous insects on goldenrod.
To perform CBC in an efficient and planned manner, one needs to know the species of phytophagous pests or those with the potential to become pests of a particular crop, and the main natural enemies of these pests.
Phytophagous mites of other families have been collected on papaya around the world.