■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus BELIDA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863

BELIDA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863b: 45. Type species: Belida flavipalpis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 (= Tachina angelicae Meigen, 1824), by monotypy [Palearctic].
APOROTACHINA Meade, 1894: 109 (first introduced as a subgenus of Tachina Meigen, 1803). Type species: Tachina angelicae Meigen, 1824, by subsequent designation of Coquillett, 1910b: 509 [Palearctic].
NEOTHELAIRA Townsend, 1912b: 109. Type species: Neothelaira dexina Townsend, 1912, by original designation.
AULICOMYIA Reinhard, 1943b: 80. Type species: Aulicomyia invulnerata Reinhard, 1943 (= Neothelaira dexina Townsend, 1912), by original designation.

chaetoneura (Coquillett, 1897).– British Columbia and Alberta, south to California and Colorado, also Michigan to Maine and Connecticut (S&A, 1965), Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Manitoba to Nova Scotia, also Ohio, North Carolina (CNC), West Virginia (WVU).
– Masicera chaetoneura Coquillett, 1897: 115. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Hampshire, White Mountains.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 74), as Aporotachina chaetoneura*
Hymenoptera, Argidae
Arge clavicornis (Fabricius) complex
Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae
Niatus ventralis Say

dexina (Townsend, 1912).– Ohio to Maine and Rhode Island (S&A, 1965), British Columbia, Manitoba to Québec (CNC), Virginia (WVU).
– Masicera aurifrons Coquillett, 1897: 115 (junior homonym of Masicera aurifrons Doleschall, 1858). Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Hampshire, Mount Washington.
– Neothelaira dexina Townsend, 1912b: 109. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts, Lynn (published as "near Swampscott").
– Aulicomyia invulnerata Reinhard, 1943b: 81. Type data: holotype female (CNC). Type locality: USA, Ohio, Amherst.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 75), as Aporotachina dexina (Townsend)*
Hymenoptera, Argidae
Arge pectoralis (Leach)

pusilla (Reinhard, 1953).– Missouri, North Carolina (S&A, 1965), Montana, Florida (CNC).
– Neothelaira pusilla Reinhard, 1953b: 244. Type data: holotype female (CNC). Type locality: USA, Missouri, Atherton.


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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