hyperparasite

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hyperparasite

[¦hī·pər′par·ə‚sīt]
(ecology)
An organism that is parasitic on other parasites.
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Parasitoid insects, such as tiny tachnid flies and some species of wasps, can also help to beat the bugs.
Entomologists have been studying parasitoid wasps since the 1800s, and farmers have used them for decades to fight crop-destroying caterpillars.
Organic growers keep predators and parasitoids on hand by providing the adult forms with a steady supply of nectar and pollen.
fenyesi were observed in this study when more than one developed in a single host, as well as in the normal relationship of one parasitoid developing per host.
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The larval parasitoid Cotesia flavipes Cameron (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) can provide efficient control of D.
Hymenoptera: Vespidae), although this parasitoid was unable to establish successfully following its introduction to New Zealand (Beggs et al.
The parasitoid, when in contact with the feces, is induced to begin its searching behavior, which is characterized by reducing the rhythm of its motion and by touching the feces with its antennae.
Parasitoid wasps are four times smaller than the common fruit fly.
The parasitoid larva develops inside its host and emerges from the third and fourth leafroller stage to form a cocoon inside the webbed nest next to the consumed leafroller larva (Paull and Austin 2006).
The genome of Nasonia, a parasitoid wasp used for genetic research since the 1950s, has been completed.
Gall wasps have a complex of specific natural enemies such as parasitoid wasps that help suppress their population.