anthophilous


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an·thoph·i·lous

 (ăn-thŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
Frequenting flowers, especially to feed on nectar or pollen.

anthophilous

(ænˈθɒfɪləs)
adj
1. (Zoology) (esp of insects) frequenting flowers
2. (Zoology) feeding on flowers

an•thoph•i•lous

(ænˈθɒf ə ləs)

also an•thoph•a•gous

(-ə gəs)

adj.
feeding on flowers, as certain insects.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anthophilous - feeding on flowersanthophilous - feeding on flowers; "some insects are anthophagous"
herbivorous - feeding only on plants
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Some anthophilous cerambycids are attracted by floral volatiles (Table I) and frequently visit flowers to feed on pollen and nectar (Lovell, 1915a, b; Garman, 1921; Burakowski, 1980; Scriven et al.
Nevertheless, many botanical species have a floral morphology that may facilitate, deter or prevent the access of anthophilous insects to flower resources, especially nectar and pollen.
Flowers and insects: contributions to an account of the ecological relations of the entomophilous flora and the anthophilous insect fauna of the neighborhood of Carlinville, Illinois.
The percentage of the mean number of matured seeds assigned to anthophilous insects was 7.
We argue that blaming low fruit set on the performance of a discrete lineage of anthophilous insects as poor pollinia vectors must be approached with caution for two reasons.
Unlike females of an anthophilous thomisid, Misumena vatia (Clerck 1757), which build their reproductive nests on leaves, far away from their typical hunting site, flowers (Morse 1985), X.
Plants of the Asteraceae family, with an entomophilous pollination estrategy and the Poaceae family with an anemophilous strategy presented the highest concentration of anthophilous insects.
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Evolutionary relationships between entomophilous plants and anthophilous insects.