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also pre·da·cious  (prĭ-dā′shəs)
1. Living by seizing or taking prey; predatory.
2. Given to victimizing, plundering, or destroying for one's own gain.

[From Latin praedārī, to plunder; see predatory.]

pre·dac′i·ty (-dăs′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.predaceous - hunting and killing other animals for food
carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
2.predaceous - living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain; "predatory capitalists"; "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott; "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton
acquisitive - eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
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Predaceous midge flies in the family Cecicomyiidae can feed on mealybug eggs and larvae in some California vineyards.
Organization of digestion and preliminary characterization of salivary trypsin-like enzymes in a predaceous heteropteran, Zeus renardii.
Investigations on the species composition of predaceous Syrphidae (Diptera) occurring in the colonies of aphids on fruit trees and shrubs.
Among the common predaceous hymenopteran taxa observed in this study were Trypoxylon tridentatum (Crabronidae), a spider-provisioning specialist (Coville, 1986); Isodontia elegans (Sphecidae), a species that provisions with paralyzed Orthoptera (O'Neill and O'Neill, 2007); and two species of eumenines, Euodynerus foraminatus (Stahlhut and Cowan, 2004) and Parancistrocems mcclayi.
Adult Cybister fimbriolatus are predaceous (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae).
For example, Odonta and Megaloptera are entirely predaceous [14].
And yet, for whatever reason, this particular predaceous great blue heron and this particular boy have an odd thing going on.
A revision of the Patagonian predaceous midges of the subgenus Acanthohelea of Stilobezzia excluding the S.
Hagen KS (1962) Biology and ecology of predaceous Coccinellidae.