n. [Gr. kleptein, to steal; biosis, manner of life]
A form of symbiosis in which one species robs the food stores, feeds on refuse piles, or in other ways steals food from another species, but does not nest in close association; see lestobiosis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cleptobiosis — cleptobiotic /klep toh buy ot ik/, adj. /klep toh buy oh sis/, n., pl. cleptobioses / seez/. an ecological relationship in which members of one species, as of ants, steal food from another. [ < Gk klépt(ein) to steal + O + BIOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cleptobiosis — clep·to·biosis …   English syllables

  • cleptobiosis — The act of plundering food …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • cleptobiosis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kleptogamie — (gr. κλέπτειν kleptein „stehlen“ und γάμος gamos „Heirat“) bezeichnet eine Kopulationsstrategie, durch die sich männliche Tiere eine Paarung zu erschleichen versuchen.[1] Dabei parasitieren die kleptogamen Männchen Leistungen anderer Männchen,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Гнездовой паразитизм — Камышовка, кормящая птенца обыкновенной кукушки Гнездовой паразитизм  тип клептопаразитизма, которым пользуются некоторые птицы, рыбы и …   Википедия

  • Клептопаразитизм — Фрегаты, преследующие красноногую олушу с целью отобрать её корм …   Википедия

  • lestobiosis — n. [Gr. lestes, robber; biosis, manner of life] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a type of symbiosis in which a group of thief ants of small size nest in or near the chambers of termites and larger ants, eating their stored food, larvae, and …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nest robbing — see cleptobiosis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lestobiosis — lestobiotic /les toh buy ot ik/, adj. /les toh buy oh sis/, n., pl. lestobioses / seez/. cleptobiosis characterized by furtive thievery. [ < NL < Gk leist(és) robber + o O + biosis BIOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

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