hyperparasite

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hyperparasite

[¦hī·pər′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
An organism that is parasitic on other parasites.
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Hyperparasitism is a rare event in nature, as evidenced by the low number of chalcidid hyperparasitoids of Licomadidae collected between 2004 and 2009 in North America (Gates et al.
This may have been due either to its diapause requirements not being met or the negative effects of hyperparasitism (McDonald & Kok 1992; Gaines & Kok 1999).
This hyperparasitism reached levels similar to the parasitism by D.