polyphagous


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po·lyph·a·gous

 (pə-lĭf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on many different kinds of food: polyphagous predators.

po·lyph′a·gy (-ə-jē) n.
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Fall cankerworm is broadly polyphagous, consuming plant species in at least 17 genera distributed among 9 families (Porter and Alden 1924).
This species of wasp is polyphagous, with hosts in the family Aphididae (Marsh 1977).
A second exotic species is the polyphagous shot hole borer Euwallacea sp., an ambrosia beetle that transmits the fungi Fusarium euwallaceae (S.
Estimation predation of green aphid Sitobion avenae by polyphagous predators.
The fruit flies belonging to the family, Tephritidae which are known as the major pests of soft, fleshy fruits and remains the most significant order of dipterous pests of polyphagous nature (Robison and Hooper, 1989).
sanguinipes is a polyphagous grass and forb feeder (Pfadt 2002).
Insects belonging to the family Erebidae, or tiger moths, are considered polyphagous, which makes them potential pests of concern to many different agriculture crops.
He visited the South Gate residence and identified the polyphagous shot hole borer, a tiny beetle from Asia that bores through bark carrying with it a harmful fungus (Fusarium euwallacea).
Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel, 1767) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is the main caterpillar species in Brazil and is a polyphagous insect, attacking mainly Solanaceae, Cruciferae and Curcubitaceae.