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in·sec·ti·vore

 (ĭn-sĕk′tə-vôr′)
n.
1. Any of various small, principally nocturnal mammals that characteristically feed chiefly on insects and other small invertebrates, and including the shrews, moles, and hedgehogs.
2. An insectivorous organism.

[New Latin Īnsectivora, order name : Latin īnsectum, insect; see insect + Latin -vora, neuter pl. of -vorus, -vorous.]

insectivore

(ɪnˈsɛktɪˌvɔː)
n
1. (Animals) any placental mammal of the order Insectivora, being typically small, with simple teeth, and feeding on invertebrates. The group includes shrews, moles, and hedgehogs
2. (Biology) any animal or plant that derives nourishment from insects

in•sec•ti•vore

(ɪnˈsɛk təˌvɔr, -ˌvoʊr)

n.
1. an insectivorous animal or plant.
2. any mammal of the order Insectivora, including moles, shrews, and hedgehogs.
[1860–65]

in·sec·ti·vore

(ĭn-sĕk′tə-vôr′)
1. An animal or plant that feeds mainly on insects.
2. Any of an order of mammals that are small, eat insects and other invertebrate animals, and are usually active at night. The moles, shrews, and hedgehogs are examples of insectivores.

insectivorous adjective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammalsinsectivore - small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Insectivora, order Insectivora - shrews; moles; hedgehogs; tenrecs
mole - small velvety-furred burrowing mammal having small eyes and fossorial forefeet
shrewmouse, shrew - small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles
Erinaceus europaeus, Erinaceus europeaeus, hedgehog - small nocturnal Old World mammal covered with both hair and protective spines
tendrac, tenrec - small often spiny insectivorous mammal of Madagascar; resembles a hedgehog
otter shrew, potamogale, Potamogale velox - amphibious African insectivorous mammal that resembles an otter
2.insectivore - any organism that feeds mainly on insects
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Translations

insectivore

[ɪnˈsɛktɪˌvɔːʳ] ninsettivoro
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Morphometrically, OBC were more advanced in the Afrotherian insectivore (the sengi) than in the primate (human) and the herbivore (goat) but less so compared to the carnivore (dog).
Species between a-b and c-d where classified as 1.5 and 2.5 using data from Stiles & Skutch (2003); 3) Feeding guilds (Stiles & Skutch, 2003; Gonzalez-Salazar, Martinez-Meyer, & Lopez-Santiago,2014): frugivore, insectivore, granivore, nectarivore, carnivore, aquatic invertebrates eaters, omnivores, and scavengers; 4) Weight (Stiles &S kutch, 2003); 5) Abundance (Fogden, 2014): Common, Fairly common, Uncommon, Rare, Status Uncertain, Vagrant, and not reported in the zone;6) Endemism (Garrigues et al., 2017): Endemics to continental Costa Rica, Endemics to highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama, Endemics to Caribbean, Honduras to Panama, and Endemics to Eastern Honduras to western Panama; 7) Conservation and population trend status (IUCN, 2017; SINAC, 2017).
This could also be the case of insectivore birds, but to the best of our knowledge, no study has assessed this bird group in Alnus plantations.
These proportions seemed oddly high for a small insectivore -- until he realised that infant armadillos likely used the nutrients to build their bony carapaces.
The male swift was housed and fed an insectivore diet until it was fully fledged and demonstrated good flying ability.
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In spring, it is very much an insectivore. It feeds its young exclusively on the said caterpillars, yet for the rest of the year it survives largely on the likes of seeds and nuts, some obtained from bird-tables, the rest from the woodland floor, where it is a constant and colourful presence.
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In contrast, Nearctic-Neotropic migrant ([F.sub.2,71] = 33.13, P < 0.001) and insectivore ([F.sub.2,71] = 24.94, P < 0.001) richness was significantly higher in cottonwood, each averaging nearly five more species than other habitats.