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This parasitoid is a solitary ectoparasitoids of Prodoxus larvae in both fruits and stalks. Adults are metallic green/black and exhibit yellow/green-black banding on the legs. Eupelmus has been collected from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Utah.


Eupelmus on Yucca fruit
Eupelmus larva on Prodoxus marginatus larva

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

Click on the links below to learn more about each genus.

Eupelmidae:   | Eusandalum | Eupelmus |

Eurytomidae: | Eurytoma | Eudecatoma |

Braconidae:   | Heterospilus | Digonogastra |