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idiobiont parasitoid


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  • Idiobiont parasitoids are those that prevent further development of the host after initial parasitization; typically they attack a host life stage that is immobile (e.g., an egg or pupa), and almost without exception idiobiont parasitoids live outside the host. (Wikipedia)

    See koinobiont parasitoid.

    January 8, 2012