Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Predaceous (Predacious)

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3110

Animals that attack and feed upon (prey upon) other animals. Ecologists sometimes consider consumption of plants by animals to be predation, but entomologists call such animals herbivores and this process herbivory.

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