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Insectivore

Definition
noun, plural: insectivores
A type of carnivore that primarily or exclusively eats insects and other similar invertebrates.
Supplement
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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