polyphagous


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polyphagous

[pə′lif·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on many different kinds of plants or animals.
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In this context, it is important to point out that the polyphagous nature of some insects contributes to their rapid adaptation to different agroecosystems (Barros et al.
Aphid species-richness of polyphagous aphids: Aphids with more than two host plant species
Most of the fruit fly species are highly polyphagous attacking several important vegetables and fruits including citrus, guava, mango, avocado, tomatoes, cucurbits and pepper etc.
Complexity and variability of gut commensal microbiota in polyphagous lepidopteran larvae.
Prediction and manipulation of movement by polyphagous, hightly mobile pests.
Halyomorpha halys (Stal) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae): A polyphagous plant pest from Asia newly detected in North America.
As BMSB continues to spread to new areas in California and populations build up, there is warranted concern that this polyphagous insect could become a pest on a variety of specialty crops in the state.
Helicoverpa armigera HA1/4bner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is among the most threatening plant pests, cosmopolitan in distribution and polyphagous in herbivorous nature (Wakil et al.
Growth and survival of a tropical polyphagous caterpillar: effects of host and group size.
There is a new, imported pest, however, that is threatening many trees throughout southern California: the polyphagous shot hole borer.