hyperparasite

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hyperparasite

[¦hī·pər′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
An organism that is parasitic on other parasites.
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The successful PCR-based detection of hyperparasitism is promising for designing strategies for the biological control program of cotton mealybug.
The expression for the fraction of parasitoids escaping hyperparasitism is derived in the same way.
A simulation study of primary-, clepto- and hyperparasitism in Epinotia tedella (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae).
The parasitoid Torymus umbilicatus is likely the member of the parasitoid guild most responsible for the AR effect observed, given that this species' specific parasitism rate increases in the presence of or increased abundance of Borrichia, which is facilitated by its possession of an ovipositor over 2X longer than those of other guild members, permitting hyperparasitism later in gall development (Stiling & Rossi 1994).
This may have been due either to its diapause requirements not being met or the negative effects of hyperparasitism (McDonald & Kok 1992; Gaines & Kok 1999).
This hyperparasitism reached levels similar to the parasitism by D.