Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Folivory

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3854

Arthropods that feed on foliage, though sometimes this is more narrowly defined to mean insects that chew on foliage, thereby excluding sap-sucking arthropods. Such arthropods are said to be folivorous or folivores.

 Food Habits of Insects

 Phytophagy

 Herbivory

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