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Besides fungi, most parasitoids seem to be arthropods themselves, specifically insects that undergo complete metamorphosis. This makes sense, as feeding on a living body poses different challenges from finding one for offspring.

However, parasitoid hosts seem to exclusively be arthropods themselves. Why is that? Could it be due to the specific respiratory and circulatory systems of arthropods? Are there any exceptions?

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