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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


parasite, parasitism

Earwig Parasite hopper with parasite - Koebelia Moth Parasite? - Renia discoloralis - female Damselfly with parasites - Ischnura ramburii - female
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"
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).
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