n. [Gr. kleptein, to steal; parasitos, one who eats at the table of another](ARTHROPODA: Insecta)In Hymenoptera, a parasitic relationship in which a female seeks out prey or stored food of another, usually of a different species, and appropriates it for the rearing of her own offspring.
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne. 2005.