Catolaccus grandis

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Catolaccus grandis
Female Catolaccus grandis wasp.jpg
Catolaccus grandis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Chalcidoidea
Family: Pteromalidae
Genus: Catolaccus
Species: C. grandis
Binomial name
Catolaccus grandis
(Burks 1954)

Catolaccus grandis is a parasitic wasp native to southeastern Mexico.

Its natural hosts are the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) and the closely related Anthonomus hunteri. Its predation of the boll weevil, an economically significant pest of cotton, has led to its use as a biological control in the United States.


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