parasitoidism


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parasitoidism

[¦par·ə·sə′tȯid‚iz·əm]
(biology)
Systematic feeding by an insect larva on living host tissues so that the host will live until completion of larval development.
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Thus, the smaller chamber diameter could be considered to be an indication of larval parasitoidism, presuming that the parasitoid is an idiobiont (i.e.
Mortality factors (top-down) acting upon the galling larva were grouped in the following categories: parasitoidism, predation, pathogens, and unidentified factors (for details see Fernandes and Price, 1992).
Other Trypoxylon species here showed even lower values of parasitoidism, similar to those observed for two species in different localities in Spain (2.4%) (Tormos et al.
Thus, students of social mammals need to develop confident measures or estimates of cost (to phenotypic and/or genotypic success) in order to distinguish social parasitism from other types of associations (e.g., spite, cooperation, mutualism, symbiosis, parasitoidism, inquilism).
Influence of distance from adjacent forest fragments on aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) parasitoidism in wheat fields in Parana State, Brazil
bellicus are described and illustrated as well as some biological information from the laboratory regarding oviposition and parasitoidism.
Abstract: Dipteran parasitoidism on larvae of Caligo atreus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Cartago, Costa Rica.
Abstract: Parasitoidism is an important interaction in agricultural landscapes due to its potential application in the biological control of insect pests, and its effectiveness can be modified by factors such as structure and diversity of plants.