hyperparasite


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hyperparasite

[¦hī·pər′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
An organism that is parasitic on other parasites.
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A "hyper-hyperparasite," known more simply as the "cheater," sneaks into the placid community and steals the energy source that the hyperparasites pass among each other.
A hyperparasite (Promuscidea unfasciativentris) was recorded from the mummies of A.
1979), an unidentified worm, and the haplosporidian hyperparasite of larval nematodes, previously reported by Lichtenfels et al.
Sense organs of the hyperparasite Cheiloneurus noxius (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) important in host selection processes Ann.
Hence early detection of hyperparasites is critical in order to ensure the establishment of invulnerable primary parasitoid population and ultimately mitigate the damage by hyperparasitism (Nofemela, 2013).
Myxosporean hyperparasites of gill monogeneans are basal to the Multivalvulida.
Ultrastructural description of an unidentified apicomplexan oocyst containing bacteria-like hyperparasites in the gill of Crassostrea rhizophorae.
For them, it is probable that the small size and external method of feeding displayed by Melittobia as well as the fact that it can operate as a hyperparasites have eliminated most of its potential competitors for food in Jamaica, although both Melittobia and chrysidid wasps attack Aculeate in the U.