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a.1.(Zool.) Feeding upon aphides, or plant lice, as do beetles of the family Coccinellidæ.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Intraguild predation can happen between aphidophagous predators therefore dropping their efficiency in regulating the crop pests.
(2015) Recruitment of aphidophagous arthropods to sorghum plants infested with Melanaphis sacchari and Schizaphis graminum (Hemiptera: Aphididae).
Total 323 specimens of three species belonging to three different Genera of Aphidophagous Hoverflies were collected from green-peach aphid colonies (Myzus persicae) present on Brassica (brassica rapa oleifera).
Moreover, multiple species involved in intraguild predation have been observed to persist in the same locality in field studies (see the "Aphidophagous Guilds").
Voracity and feeding preferences of two aphidophagous coccinellids on Aphis citricola and Tetranychus urticae.
Due to aphidophagous nature its larvae are important predators for controlling aphids (Hong and Hung2010) as they voraciously attack and consume a wide range of aphid species (Leroy et al.
Aphidophagous ladybirds are important predators of aphids in agricultural crops and have been considered as biological control agents, given their ability and voracity to feed on a wide range of prey [18].
axyridis have been monitored in fields and may compete with Cycloneda sanguinea (Linnaeus, 1763), the main aphidophagous native species (MARTINS et al., 2009).