The History of Insect Parasitism and the Mid-Mesozoic Parasitoid Revolution

@inproceedings{Labandeira2021TheHO,
  title={The History of Insect Parasitism and the Mid-Mesozoic Parasitoid Revolution},
  author={Conrad C. Labandeira and Longfeng Li},
  year={2021}
}
Insect parasites and parasitoids are a major component of terrestrial food webs. For parasitoids, categorization is whether feeding activity is located inside or outside its host, if the host is immobilized or allowed to grow, and if the feeding is done by one or many conspecific or heterospecific individuals, and other features. Fossil evidence for parasitism and parasitoidism consists of taxonomic affiliation, morphology, gut contents, coprolites, tissue damage and trace fossils. Ten… 
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