In which interaction does a parasite steal food gathered by the host?
I have been asked this question in exam.
Enquiry is from Population Interactions-2 in division Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12
Correct option is (b) Klepto-parasitism
Easy explanation: A phenomenon of a parasite stealing food gathered by a host is observed in klepto-parasitism. It is parasitism by theft in which an organism benefits at another organism’s expense. These are opportunistic feeders because independent feeding is costly.