hyperparasitism


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hy·per·par·a·sit·ism

(hī'pĕr-par'ă-sīt-izm),
A condition in which a secondary parasite develops within a previously existing parasite.
Synonym(s): biparasitism

hy·per·par·a·sit·ism

(hī'pĕr-par'ă-sīt-izm)
A condition in which a secondary parasite develops within a previously existing parasite.

hyperparasitism

(hī″pĕr-păr′ă-sī″tĭzm)
A condition in which a parasite lives in or upon another parasite.
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Hyperparasitism in frozen galls was observed in 2013 at a very low level, though it was most likely underestimated.
brunniventris in withered galls, our study is a reminder of how hyperparasitism may affect T.
The awareness about parasitoid vulnerability to hyperparasitism might also help in selection of an effective biocontrol agent.
In the present study we identified the hyperparasitoid from the cotton mealybug and sequenced two marker genes, the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) and the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1), and developed and applied PCR primers for hyperparasitism detection in mealybug host using PCR.
In Model 3, short-term fluctuations occur with periods of roughly 11 generations, and long-term fluctuations occur as occasional, extended eruptions of hyperparasitism that drive down parasitoid densities and allow high host densities.
Regulation of aphid population by aphidiid wasps: does parasitoid foraging behavior or hyperparasitism limit impact?
Hyperparasitism is a rare event in nature, as evidenced by the low number of chalcidid hyperparasitoids of Licomadidae collected between 2004 and 2009 in North America (Gates et al.
Colonization and hyperparasitism of Cotesia rubecula (Hymen.: Braconidae), a newly introduced parasite of Pieris rapae, in Virginia.
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.
Six percent of fruit produced 2-3 different parasitoid species suggesting hyperparasitism may be occurring in this system.
However, since the tephritid pupae were separated from the fruit and counted before adult emergence, these may be cases of hyperparasitism. These results should be further investigated.