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Heterospilus is a gregarious ectoparasitoid that attacks Prodoxus larvae. Adults are brownish-red and females have an ovipositor approximately the same length as the body. The abdomen of females resembles a cone and appears extremely large in comparison to the rest of the body. Heterospilus has been collected from northern Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.


Female Heterospilus.

Heterospilus pupae

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 |