Definition of hyperparasitism in English:

hyperparasitism

noun

Biology
  • See hyperparasite

    • ‘It is the opposite of direct hyperparasitism.’
    • ‘In spite of generally high hyperparasitism, no detrimental effect on the control efficiency of either primary parasitoid was noticed.’
    • ‘However, this study suggests that C. concinnata in Virginia may not escape hyperparasitism very effectively.’
    • ‘In that case, limiting hyperparasitism would be more important for successful biological control of aphids.’
    • ‘There is also a review by Sullivan and Volkl on ` hyperparasitism’ in which they discuss the impact of hyperparasitism on biological control.’