Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 20:00:21 PDT From: "tierney wayne" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <aabcdefg2850$foo@default> Subject: Re: parasites
insects which do this are called "parasitoids" and I believe it is still
correct to say that they "parasitize" their host.
I, also, have never heard of a wasp which parasitizes thrips (a thrips
wouldn't be much of a meal!), but there are species of thrips which prey on
> There are photos in the biology department here from the pest
>management program of a wasp 'parastizing' an aphid. I don't like to use
>the word parasitized with the wasp, because it's not the adult that's the
>parasite, instead it lays it's eggs inside the aphid and then the larvae
>eats its way out (nobody said the insect world was nice!).
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