■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus ATACTA Schiner, 1868

ATACTA Schiner, 1868: 328. Type species: Atacta brasiliensis Schiner, 1868, by original designation.

brasiliensis Schiner, 1868.– Texas to Florida and north to Virginia, Neotropical (S&A, 1965).
– Atacta brasiliensis Schiner, 1868: 328. Type data: holotype female (NHMW). Type locality: Brazil.
– Atacta apicalis Coquillett, 1897: 83. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Georgia, Tifton.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 87)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Mocis latipes (Guenée) probably
Lepidoptera, Sphingidae
Manduca spp.

crassiceps Aldrich, 1925.– Oklahoma and Texas to Georgia, also Maryland, Virginia (S&A, 1965), Tennessee (CNC).
– Atacta crassiceps Aldrich, 1925b: 30. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Virginia, Great Falls.


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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