Re: parasites

From: tierney wayne (
Date: Sun Aug 08 1999 - 20:00:21 PDT

Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 20:00:21 PDT
From: "tierney wayne" <>
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
other thrips.

> 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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