detritovore


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detritovore

(dɪˈtraɪtəˌvɔː)
n
(Biology) ecology any organism that feeds on detritus
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Carnivory by an aquatic detritovore, Clistorina magnifica (Trichoptera Limnephilidae).
In the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystem, herbivores and detritovores play an important role in ecosystem function and more than 75% of the plants are entomophilous based on flower structure and observation (Folkerts et al.
Millipedes as a group are generalized detritovores associated with damp or moist areas where they can feed on rotting plant material.