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Eudecatoma is a solitary endoparasitoid that attacks Prodoxus larvae. It is distinguished from all other yucca moth parasitoids by having a black bar/spot on the wings. Eudecatoma has been collected Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.


Female Eudecatoma on Yucca fruit

Eudecatoma pupa

Photos used with permission from Michael Thompson's Masters Thesis "Parasitoids of the Bogus Yucca Moth (Prodoxus Marginatus Riley). 1980. California State Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, CA.

Species utilized


Individual parasitoid genera

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Eupelmidae:   | Eusandalum | Eupelmus |

Eurytomidae: | Eurytoma | Eudecatoma |

Braconidae:   | Heterospilus | Digonogastra |