■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus ARGYROPHYLAX Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889

ARGYROPHYLAX Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889: 163 (also 1890: 95). Type species: Tachina albincisa Wiediann, 1830, by monotypy.

albincisus (Wiediann, 1830).– West Indies, Florida (FSCA).
– Tachina albincisa Wiediann, 1830: 334. Type data: holotype male (NHMW). Type locality: West Indies, St. Thomas.

Argyrophylax species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 86) for Argyrophylax spp.*
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Etiella zinckenella (Treitschke)
Lepidoptera, Saturniidae
Hiileuca maia (Drury)
Lepidoptera, Sphingidae
Agrius cingulatus (Fabricius), Ceratomia amyntor (Hübner), Pholus achion (Drury)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 86) for Argyrophylax sp. probably*
Lepidoptera, Arctiidae
Estigmene acrea (Drury)


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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