Insectivore

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Insectivore Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • any organism that feeds mainly on insects
  • small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals ,
  • any organism that feeds mainly on insects

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Insectivore Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An insectivore is an animal or insect that eats mostly insects for food. An Anteater is an animal that eats ants. There are also some plants that eat insects. One plant that is an insectivore is called a Venus fly-trap.

To eat insects for food is not very easy because it takes many insects to make enough food for an insect-eating animal. Anteaters eat hundreds of ants every day.

Some omnivores like humans and bears also eat insects for food.


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  • Cliff swallow, a species of concern in NH, subject of new study
    The cliff swallow, an aerial insectivore that keeps down the bugs around here, also has some flight tricks to teach developers of guided missile systems. Read more on this news related to 'Insectivore'

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