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noun, plural: insectivores

A type of carnivore that primarily or exclusively eats insects and other similar invertebrates.


Examples of insectivores are nightingales, echidnas, swallows, anteaters, frogs, lizards, bats and spiders. There are also plants that are insectivores, such as the Venus flytrap, some pitcher plants, butterworts, sundews, bladderworts and waterwheel plants.

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Related forms: insectivory (noun), insectivorous (adjective)

Related terms: Insectivora

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... ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6683471443_3fba15ce59.jpg I think it has to be insectivore (like a bird). The non-glandular region could be the crop and the glandular could be the stomach. Your opinions are welcome. I find this ...

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