polyphagous


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po·lyph·a·gous

 (pə-lĭf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on many different kinds of food: polyphagous predators.

po·lyph′a·gy (-ə-jē) n.
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This species has been recognized as a polyphagous predator associated with several orders of insects including Lepidoptera (De Clercq & Degheele 1992; Zanuncio et al.
Drought-stressed trees are more vulnerable to pests such as the polyphagous shot hole borer, which is killing trees via fungal infection throughout Southern California.
Objective: "The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is an invasive polyphagous pest endemic to South East Asia.
There is a new, imported pest, however, that is threatening many trees throughout southern California: the polyphagous shot hole borer.
UC and the regulatory agencies have worked together on many cases of invasive pests and pathogens, including the Asian citrus psyllid/huanglongbing complex, EGVM, diaprepes root weevil, light brown apple moth, red imported fire ant, glassy-winged sharpshooter/Pierce's disease complex, Mediterranean fruit fly, palm weevils, polyphagous shot hole borer, foot and mouth disease, BSE, avian influenza, exotic Newcastle disease, anthrax, bovine tuberculosis, equine herpes myeloencephalopathy, livestock toxicosis, bovine brucellosis and both land and aquatic invasive plants.
The whitefly has broad host range as 600 hundreds species, so called as broadly polyphagous in nature [1, 810].
Available records suggest that mistletoe use may be divided in two types: 1) larvae specialists with diets restricted to mistletoes; and, 2) larvae generalists whose diet may include mistletoes, which seems to be the case in Chalodeta chelonis (Hewitson, 1866), which feeds on flower buds, and some myrmecophilous Nymphidiini with polyphagous larvae.
In California, particularly Los Angeles County, the fight is against a different ambrosia beetle species--the polyphagous shot hole borer, Euwallacea sp.
Despite the fact that Acromyrmex ants are highly polyphagous and capable of defoliating several native forest species, in addition to various agricultural and horticultural crops (CORREA et al.
It is extremely polyphagous, reported in Africa from no less than 100 different host plants in 30 families (De Meyer et al.
The Magpie Moth caterpillar is a polyphagous species, feeding on a wide range of wild and garden plants, including hawthorn, gooseberry, blackthorn, calluna and currants and, with its black, white and orange-red markings, is very conspicuous.