What is a relationship in which one parasite feeds on another parasite which in turn feeds on its host called?
The question was posed to me in an interview for internship.
Enquiry is from Population Interactions-2 topic in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12
The correct choice is (d) Epi-parasite
To explain I would say: A relationship in which one parasite feeds on another parasite which in turn feed on its host is called epi-parasite. These are also known as secondary or hyper parasites. An example is a bacterium in an insect’s gut that feeds on cattle.