allotropous
adj. [Gr. allos, other; tropos, turn]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Refers to insects that are not limited to or adapted to visiting certain kinds of flowers.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • allotropous — allotˈropous adjective 1. Having nectar accessible to all kinds of insects (botany) 2. Of insects, eg those that visit allotropous flowers, short tongued • • • Main Entry: ↑allo …   Useful english dictionary

  • allotropous — adjective a) Pertaining to a flower which attracts a large range of different insects to feed on its nectar. b) Pertaining to an insect which is attracted to flowers of a large range of different species of plant, or an insect which does not feed …   Wiktionary

  • allotropism — noun The ability (of an element) to exist in more than one physical form without change of state. See Also: allotrope, allotropic, allotropical, allotropy, allotropous …   Wiktionary

  • allotropy — noun A property, exhibited by some elements of existing in multiple forms with different atomic structures. See Also: allotrope, allotropic, allotropical, allotropism, allotropous, chemistry, entomology …   Wiktionary

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