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inquiline

[′in·kwə‚līn]
(zoology)
An animal that inhabits the nest of another species.
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A very interesting type of gall induction is performed by inquilines over the tissues of other growing galls.
Inquilines and cecidophages are incapable of producing their own galls but feed off gall tissues (Mani 1964).
Nieves-Aldrey, "Catalogue of parasitoids and inquilines in cynipid oak galls in the West Palaearctic," Zootaxa, vol.
We also noted (7) the presence/absence of inquilines (henceforth inq-p/inq-a) and (8) the size of any parasitoid specimens found inside (we measured total body length, thorax laterally, thorax ventrally and length of ovipositors).
Dispersal rates affect species composition in meta-communities of Sarracenia purpurea inquilines. American Naturalist 162(2):165-171.
Sites at Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, were collected as part of a biodiversity survey of desert ants and inquilines of the park (Clark, 2006; Clark et al., 2007; Clark and Van Pelt, 2007).
Most sphecine genera nest in cavities in the ground, although some nest aerially and a few are inquilines (Bohart and Menke, 1963).
However, it is not known whether Aedes albopictus can successfully complete development in pitchers containing these native inquilines. Future studies that investigate the role of A.
North American Myrmecophilus species are inquilines that inhabit the nests of many ant species (Henderson and Akre, 1986).
Rarely do inhabitants of galls remaining on host plants survive the winter, but in this case adults of Periclistus inquilines and parasitoids emerged from both galls in the litter and galls on the plant.
Inquilines of Brachymenes dyscherus nests with special reference to Monobia schrottkyi (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Sphecidae).