temporary haplometrosis (ARTHRO: Insecta) In early colony development of social insects, a single female (queen) initiates development and is either joined by its offspring or females from other colonies, producing a pleometrotic society. see functional haplometrosis, permanent haplometrosis.
temporary parasite A parasite that comes in contact with its host to feed and then departs; intermittent parasite; mi-cropredator.
temporary pleometrosis (ARTHRO: Insecta) In social insects, a colony in which two or more females share a nest that was founded by a single female; non-founding females do not cooperate in nest development, and later disperse and found individual colonies. see permanent pleometrosis.
temporary social parasitism (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Hymen-optera, a parasitic queen entering an alien nest replacing the alien queen by killing or sterilizing it and eventually dominating the nest.
tenacipeds n.pl. [L. tenere, to hold; pes, foot] (ARTHRO: Chilo-poda) In Lithobiida, ambulatory legs of segments 14 and 15, elongated and apparently used for mating and capture of prey.
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