■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus APHRIA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

APHRIA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 89. Type species: Aphria abdominalis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (= Tachina longirostris Meigen, 1824), by subsequent designation of Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863a: 767 (as longirostris, with abdominalis in synonymy) [Palearctic].

georgiana Townsend, 1908.– Georgia (S&A, 1965).
– Aphria georgiana Townsend, 1908: 68. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Georgia.

ocypterata Townsend, 1891.– British Columbia, Washington to Québec and Maine, south to California, New Mexico, and Virginia (S&A, 1965), Yukon, New Brunswick (CNC).
– Aphria ocypterata Townsend, 1891b: 361. Type data: syntypes, 1 male and 1 female (SEMK). Type localities: USA, South Dakota, Brookings, and ?Minnesota.
– Aphria occidentale Townsend, 1908: 68. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Colorado.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 62)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Euxoa messoria (Harris)
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Nephopteryx subfuscella (Ragonot), Tlascala reductella (Walker)


Arnaud, P.H., Jr. 1978. A host-parasite catalog of North American Tachinidae (Diptera). United States Department of Agriculture. Miscellaneous Publication 1319: 1–860.

*Host names (family and species) have not been changed from those given in Arnaud (1978). Each host is listed under the appropriate current tachinid name, with the tachinid name used in Arnaud (1978) cited if different from the current one. For more information about Arnaud (1978), and to see a complete list of tachinid names used in that work and their modern equivalents, click here.

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