polyphagous


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polyphagous

[pə′lif·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on many different kinds of plants or animals.
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Sequentially polyphagous species, whose life cycles involve obligatory host shifting (e.g., heteraceous aphids), would also be likely to inflict associational susceptibility on secondary hosts located near primary hosts, even at relatively low herbivore densities (Andow 1988).
pisum, is a polyphagous herbivore that feeds on alfalfa, clover, and other herbaceous legumes (Mackauer 1968).
Xyleborus volvulus is a polyphagous beetle that can carry Raffaelea lauricola, a phytopathogenic fungus that causes laurel wilt disease.
UC Riverside scientists are researching control measures for the polyphagous shot hole borer, an invasive beetle from Asia that bores into trees and transmits a pathogenic fungus.
They are caterpillars of the Lasiocampidae family, which including these from the genus Tolype, are characteristically polyphagous, feeding on leaves and sprouts of forest plants (SILVA et al., 1968).
(1962): (1) monophagous: colonize a plant genus; (2) oligophagous: colonize up to five plant genus and belong to no more than 20 plant families; (3) polyphagous: colonize more than 5 plant genus and belong to more than 20 families.
As this moth is polyphagous, it has a very diverse diet and will attack most tree species in the rose family and some other trees and shrubs.
femurrubrum was a polyphagous feeder that preferred grass and consumed less grass in the presence of C.
It is considered to be an extremely polyphagous species that has been reported to attack numerous plant species of the family Salicaceae in the entire Holarctic region (Benson, 1958).
The invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stal) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) is a polyphagous agricultural pest that feeds on over 170 plant species, including many cultivated fruits, vegetables, row crops, ornamentals, and wild host plants (Leskey & Nielsen 2018).
The two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae), an organism non-targeted by the Bt maize protein, is one of the most important polyphagous pests in agriculture (Bolland et al., 1998; Capinera, 2001; Liburd et al., 2007; Moraes and Flechtmann, 2008; Opit et al., 2004).