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Stretch Spiders

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The orb weaver spider (Tetragnatha montana) is commonly utilized by the wasp (Acrodactyla quadrisculpta) during its reproductive cycle. The wasp implants its eggs on the back of the stretch spider after which the wasp larva (final instar stage) chemically manipulates the spider to construct a web that the larva uses during its final metamorphosis. In doing so, the spider's web insufficiently catches its prey.

Which of the following identifies the correct relationship between these two organisms?

A

Parasitism.

B

Commensalism.

C

Mutualism.

D

Predation.