myrmecophagous


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myrmecophagous

(ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfəɡəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) (of jaws) specialized for feeding on ants
2. (Zoology) feeding on ants
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Adj.1.myrmecophagous - feeding on ants; "myrmecophagous squirrel"
insectivorous - (of animals and plants) feeding on insects
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Available evidence suggests the species in four of the genera in the subfamily Zodariinae, namely Diores, Trygetus, Zodariellum, and Zodarion, are exclusively myrmecophagous (Marikovsky & Tyschchenko 1970; Pekar et al.
Phrynosoma cornutum is primarily myrmecophagous, principally feeding on members of the genus Pogonomyrmex (cf.
These "primitive" zodariids appear to be polyphagous, while all genera within Zodariinae are presumably myrmecophagous or termitophagous (Jocquea 1991; Dippennar-Schoeman & Jocquea 1997).