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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An organism (insect larvae) that feeds on host tissues such that the host remains alive until larval development is complete and then usually dies.

Usage examples (32)
  • Moreover, natural enemies such as parasitoid wasps and ants are likely to increase their abundances and activity rates if summer temperature rises.
  • A significant increase in levels of the leaf miner parasitoid
  • /Biological control of aphids in small grains by parasitoid wasps.
  • Recent investigations have opened perspectives for the use of tiny parasitoid wasps in cereal stores. for more
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