[ US /ˌɪnsɛkˈtɪvɝəs/ ]
[ UK /ˌɪnsɛktˈɪvəɹəs/ ]
  1. (of animals and plants) feeding on insects
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How To Use insectivorous In A Sentence

  • Barn swallows are small insectivorous passerines that feed on the wing.
  • Seeps in sand hills support acid bog species including southern sweetbay, gallberry, wax-myrtles, fetterbush, insectivorous plants, orchids, and wild azalea. Ecoregions of Louisiana (EPA)
  • Insectivores are fairly common because insects are very common but the small size and low nutrient value of insects means that most insectivorous mammals are small, except the anteaters.
  • I have been working for some time on a special subject, namely insectivorous plants. More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2
  • Data will show exactly how good a year this has been for these insectivorous birds. Times, Sunday Times
  • These bats are primarily insectivorous (although they have been observed to eat fruit on occasion) and hawk insects in flight.
  • Plants such as birds-eye primrose, wild thyme, bilberry and the insectivorous butterwort will expand, creating spectacular landscapes.
  • This order, which includes lemurs, monkeys, apes, and man, seems to have sprung from a creodont or insectivorous ancestry in the lower Eocene. The Elements of Geology
  • Equally surprising are the mouthparts of the creature's curious digestive track that suggest a rather singular amalgam of arthropodous characteristics with those of insectivorous plants.
  • Furthermore, when the bellbirds, tuis, kaka, and native insectivorous birds attempt to feed on native invertebrates, they again face competition from wasps, which devour spiders, caterpillars, ants, bees, and flies.
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