This parasitoid is a solitary ectoparasitoids of moth larvae in both fruits and stalks. It attacks Prodoxus and Tegeticula larvae. Adults are black and have distinctive red eyes. The thorax is heavily stippled with pits. Eurytoma has been collected from Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and northern Mexico.


Egg of Eurytoma
Egg of Eurytoma
Pinned Eurytoma
Pinned Eurytoma

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.




Eurytoma table

Tegeticula species table

Individual parasitoid genera

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Eupelmidae:   | Eusandalum | Eupelmus |

Eurytomidae: | Eurytoma | Eudecatoma |

Braconidae:   | Heterospilus | Digonogastra |