'where' bugs proliferate, they are usually ...

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Chinese & English
Where mealy bugs proliferate under the ants' protection they are usually heavily parasitized and this limits the harm they can do.

I think it is the first time i see a "where" here and I wonder why. Thanks a lot!
I also think this sentence must be different from any other where-involved subordinate clause, for example, “Some animals hide by looking like the places where they live. ”.

For the word "where" here is a little hard to understand. I do need your helps!

The sentence i asked is from article "The Ant and the Mandarin".
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  • Goblin0612

    Chinese & English
    But I cannot find any THERE BEs in the sentence, i am sorry that i did not understand clearly enough...


    Senior Member
    American English
    Please tell us the source before we go any further. Also note that having to ask for the source even once just adds unnecessary posts to a thread.
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