You searched for: “lestobiosis
The same as cleptobiosis and kleptobiosis; typified by furtive thievery.
Word Entries at Get Words: “lestobiosis
1. The relation in which colonies of a small species nest in the walls of the nests of a larger species and enter the chambers of the larger species to prey on the brood or to rob the food stores.
2. Cleptobiosis characterized by furtive thievery or an association whereby one species regularly forages upon (steals) the food stores of another species but otherwise does not associate with it.
This entry is located in the following unit: Ant and Related Entomology Terms (page 11)