What Are Examples of Parasitism in the Desert?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 10, 2020 9:46:31 AM ET

An example of parasitism in the desert is a flea living on a coyote. The flea drinks the blood from the coyote, deriving nutritional benefit. However, the coyote does not benefit; instead, it loses vital blood and experiences pain from the process. Also, the coyote could develop diseases.