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).
- Taxa collected from the drift were placed in one of eight functional feeding groups (detritovore, engulfing predator, collector-filterer, collector-gatherer, parasite, piercing predator, scraper, shredder) following Cummins (1973) and Merritt and Cummins (1978).
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., 1993).