vor-, vora-, -vore, -vorous, -vores, -vora, -vory

(Latin: eat, eating; consume, consuming; ingest, ingesting; devour, devouring; feeding on)

1. Feeding or subsisting on insects, adapted to feeding on insects.
2. An animal or plant that eats insects.

Plants that have specialized leaves or leaf parts capable of trapping and digesting insects; such as, the Venus's flytrap, the pitcher plants, and the sundews.

Two birds show us about insectivorous consumers.
These insectivorous birds are examples of insectivory consumers.
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Insectivorous bat populations adversely impacted by white-nose syndrome (WSN) and wind turbines, may be worth billions of dollars to North American agriculture.

—Quoted from "Economic Importance of Bats in Agriculture"
by Justin G. Boyles, et al. in Science; April 1, 2011; page 41.
insectivory (adjective)
Feeding on or consuming milk as a source of food.
lactivory (adjective)
Feeding on, or eating, larvae.
larvivory (adjective)
Eating beans, peas, and other legumes.
leguminivory (adjective)
Feeding on lichen as a source of food.
lichenivory (adjective)

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esculent-; esophago-; glutto-; phago-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; esculent-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.

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