Related to stenophagous: euryphagous


Feeding on a limited number of foods, often within one taxonomic genus.

ste·noph′a·gy (-jē) n.
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(Zoology) (of an animal) feeding on a single type or limited variety of food
[C17: from steno- + -phagous (via Latin from Greek phagos eating)]
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Stenophagous, herbivorous sea slugs attack desiccation-prone, green algal hosts (Codium spp.): indirect evidence of prey-stress models (PSMs)?
These are mostly generalist predators but some spiders are stenophagous that can check the population of certain insect pests (Liznarova et al., 2013; Pekar and Toft, 2014; Petrakova et al., 2015).
Monophagous and stenophagous tephritids are attracted by chemical, visual, and tactile stimuli, and are selective when choosing oviposition sites (Papaj 2000).
latus, Bi = 0.042), indicating that only a few prey types dominate the diet and predators can be classified as stenophagous species.
Thus, confirmation of araneophagy as a preferred trophic strategy awaits future observations and it is currently unknown whether these are stenophagous or euryphagous predators.
The effects of sequentially switching food plants upon biomass and nitrogen utilization by polyphagous and stenophagous Papilio larvae.
Chemical basis of host selection in four stenophagous insects found on Convolvulus and Calystegia at Belleville, Ontario.
Unlike the other paradigms of plant -- herbivore interactions that are based on observations of generalist herbivores, this hypothesis seeks to explain the feeding behavior of specialized, stenophagous herbivores.
This is not surprising for stenophagous species (in this study, Onchidoris and Alderia have restricted trophic requirements) as these larvae would be expected to metamorphose only on a highly specific substrate (Seeleman, 1933; Chia and Koss, 1988).
The hawks were more diverse (euryphagous) in feeding habits with maximum feeding during summer while kites were less diverse (stenophagous) in feeding with feeding at peak during autumn.
The avocado lace bug (ALB), Pseudacysta perseae (Heidemann) (Heteroptera:Tingidae), is a stenophagous insect originally found in Mexico and southeastern North America affecting plants of the genus Persea (Laurales: Lauraceae), i.e., Persea americana, P.