Muscidifurax raptor Girault & Saunders
Pteromalid wasp, a parasitoid of filth flies  

Photography by Max E. Badgley (1922-2006)

Muscidifurax raptor male, on fly puparium.
Photo © Max E. Badgley, published with permission from the Max E. Badgley Estate, with special thanks to the University of California, Riverside, who kindly supplied this image from the UCR Chalcidoidea database collection.

The Pteromalid parasitoid Muscidifurax raptor was introduced to the New World when the house fly and stable fly were introduced.  It is a common parasitoid of filth flies, second only to M. raptorellus in its effectiveness at suppressing their populations.

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