rhizophilous

rhizophilous

(raɪzˈɒfɪləs)
adj
(Biology) (esp of insects) preferring to live or grow near or on roots
References in periodicals archive ?
Taxonomic revision of the myrmecophilous, meliponiphilous and rhizophilous soft scale genus Cryptostigma Ferris (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Coccidae).