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 (păr′ə-sĭ-toid′, -sī′toid)
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.


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


(ˈpær ə sɪˌtɔɪd, -saɪ-)

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.
3. of or pertaining to a parasitoid.
[1920–25; < New Latin Parasitoïdea (1913); see parasite, -oid]
par′a•sit•oid•ism, n.
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Biology of Psyllaphycus diaphorinae (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), a hyperparasitoid of Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) and Tamarixia radiata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae).
Traditionally the detection of hyperparasitoid is done by host-rearing, but that is time-consuming when working with field populations at larger scale.
One species of Brachymeria (Hymenoptera: Chalcididae), a hyperparasitoid, emerged from the puparia of Tachinidae parasitizing H.
maritimae collected, the parasitoid Xenostigmus bifasciatus (Ashmead) emerged from only two, whereas the hyperparasitoid Euneura sopolis (Walker) emerged from 23 mummies.
Key to the New Zealand species of Psyllaephagus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) with descriptions of three new species and a new record of the psyllid hyperparasitoid Coccidoctonus psyllae Riek (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae).
Eulophidae), the principal hyperparasitoid of Alabagrus, copes more effectively with Alabagrus hosts at the end of the marsh fern chain than at the end of the sensitive fern chain (larger clutches, larger offspring: Morse, 2009).
Invasion and displacement of experimental populations of a conventional parasitoid by heteronomous hyperparasitoid.
The influence of insecticide residues on primary parasitoid and hyperparasitoid foraging behaviour in the laboratory.
The effect of different dietary sugars and honey on longevity and fecundity in two hyperparasitoid wasps.
atomon was considered as a hyperparasitoid of scale insects (Nikol'skaja & Yasnosh 1966), and the above scale insect hosts are probably the secondary hosts for A.