Which is an example of a parasite, in which the host species is closely related to the parasite and is a member of the same family or genus?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 2 months ago

Which is an example of a parasite, in which the host species is closely related to the parasite and is a member of the same family or genus?
 
(a) Endo-parasite
 
(b) Klepto-parasite
 
(c) Adelpho-parasite
 
(d) Ecto-parasite
 
I have been asked this question in class test.
 
This interesting question is from Population Interactions-2 in portion Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 2 months ago

Right choice is (c) Adelpho-parasite
 
To elaborate: Adelpho-parasite is an example of a parasite, in which the host species is closely related to the parasite and is a member of the same family or genus. It is a type of hyper-parasitism which commonly seen is Encarsia perplexa, Trissolcus basalis and members of the family Aphelinidae.