exophagous

exophagous

(ɛkˈsɒfəɡəs)
adj
1. (Zoology) entomol (of an insect larva) living on the outside of, and feeding upon, the host
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) practising cannibalism outside of the tribe or family
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As to collect both endophagous and exophagous Anopheles vectors that sought human blood meals, the outdoor collection was performed within a premise of 10-meter distance from the indoor collection.
The principal outcomes of this study were analyzed to explore Anopheles species composition, abundance, and blood-feeding behaviors and to see whether the IRS using BT currently available for the vector control could reduce the density of endophagous versus exophagous Anopheles vector populations.
For instance, there were more exophagous versus endophagous vector populations: An.
There was a significant difference in the abundance of exophagous versus endophagous population samples of An.
However, there was no significant difference in the abundance (neither mean density nor human landing rate) of exophagous versus endophagous An.
Based on the present work and the Stiling and Rossi (1996) gall study done in very similar habitats we suggest that, in stressful habitats like salt marshes, endophagous feeders may be more likely to be involved in tri-trophic interactions than exophagous feeders.