from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Feeding on plants or plant material. Used especially of insects.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Plant-eating; feeding on plants; herbivorous; specifically, of or pertaining to the Phytophaga, in any sense. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Feeding on plants; herbivorous.
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- adjective zoology feeding on
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- adjective (of animals) feeding on plants
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Outside the sun broke through the rain clouds, and as the sunlight spilled in through the kitchen window, there was earthworm blood and phytophagous stew everywhere.
She checked on the phytophagous stew, her spiracles told her that it was almost done.
Mr Caterpillar jerked his head and thorax back, and then whipped it forward in a whiplash maneuver, shoving Mrs Caterpillar onto her stove, her phytophagous stew splashing all over her kitchen floor — completely wasted.
The herbivore-based system in most tundra habitats is dominated by one or two lemming species, while the abundance of phytophagous (plant-eating) insects relative to plant biomass is small on arctic tundra.
The herbivore-based trophic system in most tundra habitats is dominated by one or two lemming species  while the abundance of phytophagous (plant-eating) insects relative to plant biomass is low in arctic tundra .
So, it also unknown whether the phytophagous insects and mites are able to survive such a “bottleneck” in the willow population, or for how long they can survive these restricted conditions.
These include colonial fossorial rodents (marmots, ground squirrels) large birds of prey, and phytophagous insects (grasshoppers).
Same with lignivorous/xylophagous, herbivorous/phytophagous, and of course carnivorous/sarcophagous.
They represent a wide spectrum of habitat requirements; terrestrial, aquatic, carnivorous and phytophagous species and many more with subtle dependences of specialist biotopes.
In general, it can be said that neem products are medium - to broadspectrum pesticides of plant-eating (phytophagous) insects.