inquiline

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inquiline

[′in·kwə‚līn]
(zoology)
An animal that inhabits the nest of another species.
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For some species the inquilinism here observed seems to be facultative, because in the vicinity, and during the same period, nests of T.
Cynipid inquilinism can be viewed as a form of parasitism, in which the inquilines take advantage of other species' ability to form galls.
Cynipid inquilinism is an example of the latter type of parasitism, here termed agastoparasitism (from Greek agastor, near kinsman).
According to this view, then, there have been several transitions from gall forming to inquilinism.
However, egg-laying by workers should not be assumed to preclude the evolution of workerless inquilinism.
However, workerless inquilinism is the only parasitic syndrome that is likely to be stable if a parasite's free-living ancestors had obligately sterile workers.
Workerless inquilinism has evolved in species with both obligately and facultatively sterile workers (Table 1A).