One of the Insectivora
- little insect-eating primarily nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
- any organism that feeds mainly on bugs
- one of several Insectivora.
1863, from French insectivore (1817), from Latin insectivorus, from comb. form of insectum (see pest) + vorare "devour, swallow" (see voracity).
(n.) One of several Insectivora.
Thus Huxley, with true prophetic instinct, found that the sum of primitive characters of all the higher placental mammals points to a stem form of a generalized insectivore type, a prophecy which has been fully confirmed by the latest research.