What is a relationship in which larval development of one organism occurs inside or on the surface of another organism resulting in the death of the host called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

What is a relationship in which larval development of one organism occurs inside or on the surface of another organism resulting in the death of the host called?
 
(a) Symbiont
 
(b) Parasitoid
 
(c) Commensalism
 
(d) Mutualism
 
The question was posed to me during an interview for a job.
 
My doubt stems from Population Interactions-2 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

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Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

The correct answer is (b) Parasitoid
 
The best explanation: A relationship in which larval development of one organism occurs inside or on the surface of another organism resulting in the death of the host known as a parasitoid. Parasitoids include species of beetles, flies, wasps, and worms.