xylophage


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xylophage

(ˈzaɪləʊˌfeɪdʒ)
n
(Animals) any insect or organism that eats wood
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Note: Trophic group assignments: F = fungivore, Pr = predator, S = saprophage, and X = xylophage.
Beetle species were assigned to six trophic groups according to Hammond (1990) (Appendix A): fungivores, herbivores, predators, saprophages, xylophages, and xylomycetophages (specialists on "ambrosia" fungi inside wood).
Colonization of wood substrates by the aquatic xylophage Xylotopus par (Diptera: Chironomidae) and a description of its life history.
Another advantage of thermal modification, regarding increased xylophages attack resistance, is that this process does not use toxic chemical products, which are potentially harmful to human beings and domestic animals.
The branch girdling is considered a keystone process to the structure of the arthropod community composed of predators, parasitoids and xylophages that inhabit these branches (Calderon-Cortes et al.
The xylophages of greatest economic importance are fungi and termites.
Etude exhaustive des insectes xylophages de la famille des Cerambycides (Coleoptera) sur un site amene a disparaitre lots de la mise en eau du barrage de Petite-Saut.