Definition of Phytophilous
1. Adjective. (of animals) feeding on plants.
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Similar to: Herbivorous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phytophilous
Literary usage of Phytophilous
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Further Researches on North American Acridiidæ by Albert Pitts Morse (1907)
"... in habits and in the structure of the tarsi this is a purely phytophilous locust. The form of the vertex of the head ; the variable, but often distinct ..."
2. Researches on North American Acridiidae by Albert Pitts Morse (1904)
"... freely come into direct contact with the soil and whose local distribution is largely controlled by Its character. phytophilous locusts, on the other ..."
3. Traditions of the Arikara by George Amos Dorsey (1904)
"phytophilous locusts, on the other hand, have mr relations with the vegetal covering of the soil, be it grass ' '—iry difference in habits is accompanied by ..."
4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1908)
"... "every flightless species of locust known from the eastern h.ilf of the continent is phytophilous, a« distinguished fron gi4. ..."
5. Nature Sketches in Temperate America: A Series of Sketches and a Popular by Joseph Lane Hancock (1911)
"... known in the eastern half of the continent, is phytophilous,—plant-feeding, as distinguished from ..."