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phoresy, phoresis, phoretic

phoretic mites on Sexton Beetle - Poecilochirus Beetle with Infestation on Its Elytra - Nicrophorus tomentosus Hister Beetle - Hololepta
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon phoresy, phoresis, phoretic
Explanation of Names
From Greek phor-: carry, bear, movement (1)
A phenomenon in which an organism (the phoretic) receives an ecological or evolutionary advantage by migrating from the natal habitat while superficially attached to a selected interspecific host for some portion of the individual's phoretic lifetime.
Internet References
Mites. Ecological and Evolutionary Analyses of Life-history Patterns. By Marilyn A. Houck.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.