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the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

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Mites encountered in the present work parasitizing Culex pipiens pupa (Fig.
Drino auricapita parasitizing on Neodiprion sertifer (Geoffroy, 1785), Diprion jingyuanensis Xiao & Zhang, 1994, in Sichuan and Shanxi Province (Chao et al.
However, in the Beagle Channel mussel populations, a metacercaria parasitizing the foot and byssus gland was found, which was absent in the specimens here studied; conversely, turbellarians and copepods were absent in the Beagle Channel population (Cremonte et al.
5[degrees]C) and host density of Diaeretiella rapae (M'Intosh) parasitizing Diuraphis noxia (Mordvilko), the maximum parasitism rate was observed in density of 64 hosts, ranged from 3.
taeniaeformis have been mentioned parasitizing Leopardus geoffroyi (d'Orbigny and Gervais, 1844) (Carnivora: Felidae) in a protected area of central Argentina (Lihue Calel National Park) (Beldomenico et al.
A reduction in the parasitism rates with increasing host density has also been reported in Trichogramma evanescens Westwood (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) parasitizing Lepidoptera eggs (AYVAZ et al.
We used mounts of the sexually monomorphic Fox Sparrow as a control because this species occurs in the Delta Marsh area only during migration thus neither parasitizing nor depredating blackbird nests.
Pretreatment of host larvae before parasitizing with aqueous suspension above 0,6% concentration, affected the development of the parasitoid severely, also the adult emergence.
While banding ferruginous pygmy-owls (Glaucidium brasilianum) and Eastern screech-owls (Megascops asio) in south Texas during 2004, we recorded Philornis mimicola (Diptera: Muscidae) and Ornithodoros concanensis (Acari: Argasidae) parasitizing nestfings.
Zuk and her colleagues found in the 1990s that Kauai had intense fly infestations, parasitizing one-third of the crickets.