hyperparasite

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hyperparasite

[¦hī·pər′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
An organism that is parasitic on other parasites.
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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.
The hyperparasites must be eliminated from the cultures kept by Ertle before they are sent to St.
When a normal parasite invades one of these hyperparasites and attempts to reproduce using the host's copy procedure, the hyperparasite substitutes its own code for the unsuspecting organism to copy throughout its life.
The parasitized aphids were collected together with plant materials and transferred to laboratory, maintained subsequently, until emergence of parasitoids and hyperparasites.
Diadegma armilatum was attacked by the hyperparasites, Pteromalus sp.