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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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This author also suggested that oviposition might occur on or into earlier stages of the eucnemid host, which would imply that the larva behaves as a koinobiont (i.e., the host continues its development for a period of time).
Wasps of the Polysphincta genus-group (sensu Wahl and Gauld, 1998 or Polysphinctini sensu Towens, 1969) presents more than 200 described species (Matsumoto, 2016) exclusively koinobiont ectoparasitoids of several spider families (Dubois et al., 2002; Gauld and Dubois, 2006; Matsumoto, 2016).
javanus females, the mean number of mature eggs was much smaller than the number of immature ones (50 and 357, resp.), suggesting a large potential fecundity As generally observed in koinobiont species including some Agathidinae [35], this could be related to the ability of T.
Associative learning for host-induced fruit volatiles in Psyttalia concolor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a koinobiont parasitoid of tephritid flies.
This koinobiont endoparasitoid is suggested originated from northern India and Pakistan, from which it has been spread to central Asia, Mediterranean area, Africa and secondary to Australia and south America where their introductions have been taken to combat greenhouses aphids (Ode et al., 2004).
Venturia canescens is a solitary, koinobiont, thelytokous, endoparasitoid of lepidopterous larvae (Eliopoulos et al., 2003; 2005; Eliopoulos and Stathas, 2005).
A koinobiont (allows its host to continue developing) endoparasitoid, it parasitizes the young moth larvae in late summer shortly after they hatch, preferentially attacking 5-7 mm individuals (W.
Parasitoids of medfly, Ceratitis capitata, and related tephritids in Kenyan coffee: A predominantly koinobiont assemblage.