parasitoid


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par·a·sit·oid

 (păr′ə-sĭ-toid′, -sī′toid)
n.
An organism, usually an insect, that lives on or in a host organism during some period of its development and eventually kills its host.

par′a·sit·oid′ adj.

parasitoid

(ˈpærəsɪˌtɔːd)
n
(Zoology) zoology an animal, esp an insect, that is parasitic during the larval stage of its life cycle but becomes free-living when adult

par•a•sit•oid

(ˈpær ə sɪˌtɔɪd, -saɪ-)

n.
1. an insect that hatches within a host, feeds on it during the larval stage, and becomes free-living when the host dies.
2. any organism whose mode of life is intermediate between a parasite and a predator.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to a parasitoid.
[1920–25; < New Latin Parasitoïdea (1913); see parasite, -oid]
par′a•sit•oid•ism, n.
Translations
parasitoïde
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Parasitized egg masses were maintained in the rearing room and checked every other day for 35 d to collect the emerging parasitoid adults, which were preserved in 95% ethanol.
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longicaudata under field conditions in southern Brazil, helped to motivate the present study aimed at evaluating the effect of releases of this parasitoid into populations of fruit flies and native parasitoids in loquat, peach, strawberry guava and persimmon trees in the city of Eldorado do Sul, RS, Brazil.
The foraging decisions of a female parasitoid are influenced by intrinsic and extrinsic factors (Heimpel and Rosenheim, 1995; Hansen and Jensen, 2002; Sule et al.
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It has been widely used in studies of host parasitoid interactions because of its high reproductive rate, short generation time and considerable range of host species [12].