It is a voracious creature, and unchecked will often totally destroy a crop. In former years the annual damage done by it in the United States was assessed at £4,000,000 to £6,000,000.
Three of the Brazilian species are voracious and dangerous.
The larvae are active and voracious little grub-like creatures (known in the United States as "wrigglers"), with large heads and jaws provided with a pair of brushes, which sweep food-particles into the mouth.
In comedy and occasionally in myths he is depicted as voracious ((30v06.yos).
From 1832 to 1836 Arany was a preceptor at Kis-Ujszallas and Debreczen, still a voracious reader with a wider field before him, for he had by this time taught himself French and German.
They are exceedingly voracious, a single condor of moderate size having been known, according to Orton, to devour a calf, a sheep and a dog in a single week.
The species of Charybdaea are stated to be quick and active in their movements and to be voracious feeders.
The dolphin is exceedingly voracious, feeding on fish, cuttlefishes and crustaceans.