hyperparasite

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hyperparasite

[¦hī·pər′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
An organism that is parasitic on other parasites.
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Cotton mealybug, Hyperparasitism, Cytochrome c oxidase I, Internal transcribed spacer 1, Biological control.
The expression for the fraction of parasitoids escaping hyperparasitism is derived in the same way.
The window of parasitoid vulnerability to hyperparasitism; template for parasitoid community structure.
This guilD of Natural eNemies is stateD to be more importaNt thaN preDators in regulatINg ACP populatioNS in PakistaN eveN though it is subject to hYperparasitism (Hussain & Nath 1927).
A simulation study of primary-, clepto- and hyperparasitism in Epinotia tedella (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae).
The window of parasitoid vulnerability to hyperparasitism: template for parasitoid complex structure.
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).