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parasite, parasitism

Earwig Parasite hopper with parasite - Koebelia Moth Parasite? - Renia discoloralis - female Damselfly with parasites - Ischnura ramburii - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon parasite, parasitism
Explanation of Names
Greek parasitos (παρασιτος)- "one who eats at the table of another" from para (παρα)- "beside" + siteo (σιτεω)- "to eat"
Identification
parasite noun, adjective parasitic - an organism that feeds on another while it is living, without killing it.
parasitism - a type of symbiotic relationship between organisms of different species in which one, the parasite, benefits from a prolonged, close association with the other, the host, which is harmed (Wikipedia).
Internet References
Wikipedia--Parasitism