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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In summary, Polyadapt will exploit the genomic tools now available for spider mites to elucidate regulatory and causal variants underlying the extreme adaptation potential of polyphagous pests.
The increase in food sources available to insects also encourages pest outbreaks, allowing polyphagous insect species once considered secondary pests to gain greater economic significance and become key pests of various agroecosystems (Pedigo 2002).
Aphis gossypii with 17 host plant species was the most polyphagous species followed by Myzus persicae and Aphis fabae that infested 15 and 12 host plant species respectively.
The fruit flies belonging to the family, Tephritidae which are known as the major pests of soft, fleshy fruits and remains the most significant order of dipterous pests of polyphagous nature (Robison and Hooper, 1989).
However, this is not the only plant where these stink bug were found, for be polyphagous and consequently pest of various agricultural crops, like rice, orange, cassava, mango, among others (Silva et al.
sanguinipes is a polyphagous grass and forb feeder (Pfadt 2002).
All the species are polyphagous in nature and damage a wide range of vegetables and fruits by affecting their production [7].
It is a polyphagous pest having a very wide range of host plants damaging oilseeds, fiber crops, pulses, vegetables and some medicinal plants (Atwal and Dhaliwal, 1997) and in case of severe infestation, the entire crop is damaged badly causing up to 40 per cent defoliation of leaf area (Thippaiah, 1997).
Like the vine, this polyphagous insect attacks others cultures such as the Malvaceae (Mallows), Cucurbitaceae (cucurbits), tomatos, pepper and aubergine.
Spodoptera frugiperda is a polyphagous species that infests cotton (Campos, Boica-Junior, Valerio Filho, Campos, & Campos, 2012; Jesus, Boica Junior, Alves, & Zanuncio, 2014), rice, millet, sorghum (Busato et al.