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

BELVOSIA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 103 (also subsequently spelled Belvoisia, in error). Type species: Belvosia bicincta Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, by monotypy.
LATREILLIA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 104 (junior homonym of Latreillia Roux, 1830). Type species: Musca bifasciata Fabricius, 1775, by subsequent designation of Coquillett, 1910b: 558.
LATREILLIMYIA Townsend, 1908: 105 (nomen novum for Latreillia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830).
TRIACHORA Townsend, 1908: 105. Type species: Latreillia unifasciata Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, by monotypy.
GONIOMIMA Townsend, 1908: 105. Type species: Belvosia luteola Coquillett, 1900, by monotypy.

argentifrons Aldrich, 1928.– New York, Virginia, Georgia (S&A, 1965), North Carolina, South Carolina (CNC), District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida (USNM), Rhode Island (MCZ).
– Belvosia argentifrons Aldrich, 1928a: 32. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Virginia, Falls Church.

auratilis Reinhard, 1951.– Mexico, Texas (S&A, 1965).
– Belvosia auratilis Reinhard, 1951: 1. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Mexico, Michoacán, Guadalajara.

bicincta Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830.– Kansas, "Carolina," Arizona to Texas, south through Central America and West Indies to Brazil (S&A, 1965), California, Oklahoma (USNM).
– Belvosia bicincta Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 103. Type data: lectotype female [sex according to N.E. Woodley, pers. comm.] (MNHN), by fixation of Townsend, 1931a: 176 (mention of "Ht" is regarded as a lectotype fixation). Type locality: West Indies.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 88)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Mocis latipes (Guenée) probably
Lepidoptera, Sphingidae
Hawk moth(-s)

bifasciata (Fabricius, 1775).– California to Massachusetts, south to Mexico and West Indies (S&A, 1965), Iowa (CNC), New York (MCZ).
– Musca bifasciata Fabricius, 1775: 777 (also subsequently spelled bifuscata, in error). Type data: holotype, sex unknown ["only the shell of thorax and abdomen left" according to Townsend, 1931a: 176] (ZMUC; originally in ZMUK). Type locality: America (West Indies according to Townsend, 1941: 67, and S&A, 1965: 1081).

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 88)*
Lepidoptera, Citheroniidae
Anisota rubicunda (Fabricius), Anisota sp. near rubicunda (Fabricius), Anisota senatoria J.E. Smith, Citheronia regalis (Fabricius), Eacles imperialis (Drury)
Lepidoptera, Notodontidae
Datana integerrima Grote & Robinson
Lepidoptera, Saturniidae
Antheraea polyphemus (Cramer), Hemileuca spp. (including H. lucina H. Edwards and/or H. maia (Drury)), Hemileuca sp., Hemileuca sp. probably
Lepidoptera, Sphingidae
Agrius cingulatus (Fabricius), Ceratomia amyntor (Hübner), Ceratomia undulosa (Walker)

borealis Aldrich, 1928.– Michigan to Vermont, south to New Mexico and Florida, also California (S&A, 1965).
– Belvosia borealis Aldrich, 1928a: 28. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.
– Belvosia orion Brimley, 1928: 205. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, North Carolina, Raleigh. Type host: Ceratomia undulosa (Walker), Sphingidae.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 90)*
Lepidoptera, Sphingidae
Ceratomia catalpae (Boisduval), Ceratomia undulosa (Walker)

canadensis Curran, 1927.– Alberta to Michigan and Ohio, south to Colorado and Arkansas (S&A, 1965), Washington and Alberta to Ontario and New York, south to Colorado, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee (CNC, USNM, MCZ).
– Belvosia canadensis Curran, 1927c: 152. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Saskatchewan, Piapot Reserve.

ciliata Aldrich, 1928.– Missouri, Mexico, Panama, Brazil (S&A, 1965). Note: The presence of this species in America north of Mexico is somewhat suspect because it is only recorded north of Mexico from a single female paratype from Missouri (N.E. Woodley, pers. comm.).
– Belvosia ciliata Aldrich, 1928a: 22. Type data: holotype male (AMNH). Type locality: Mexico. Type host: Hesperiidae.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 90)*
Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae
Unidentified Hesperiidae
Lepidoptera, Saturniidae
Automeris nyctimene leucane Geyer, Copaxa lavendera (Westwood) probably

luteola Coquillett, 1900.– Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico (S&A, 1965), El Salvador, Trinidad, Ecuador, Peru (CNC), Brazil, Bolivia (USNM).
– Belvosia luteola Coquillett, 1900a: 253. Type data: holotype male [not female as published, abdomen missing] (USNM). Type locality: Puerto Rico, Vieques Island.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 492), as Triachora luteola (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Leucania sp.

omissa Aldrich, 1928.– Ohio, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Arkansas, Georgia (S&A, 1965).
– Belvosia omissa Aldrich, 1928a: 21. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Virginia, Falls Church (on flowers of chestnut).

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 492), as Triachora omissa (Aldrich)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Feltia subgothica (Haworth)

pollinosa Rowe, 1933.– Illinois (S&A, 1965).
– Belvosia pollinosa Rowe, 1933: 123. Type data: holotype male (UMNH). Type locality: USA, Illinois, Alto Pass.

semiflava Aldrich, 1928.– California to Ohio, south to Mexico and Georgia (S&A, 1965), Nebraska, Iowa, North Carolina (CNC), Maryland, Virginia, Florida (USNM).
– Belvosia semiflava Aldrich, 1928a: 11. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Mexico, White Mountains, Rio Ruidoso (on flowers of Rhus glabra).

slossonae Coquillett, 1895.– Louisiana, Florida (S&A, 1965), North Carolina (USNM).
– Belvosia slossonae Coquillett, 1895a: 312. Type data: holotype female (AMNH). Type locality: USA, Florida, Charlotte Harbor.

splendens Curran, 1927.– Saskatchewan to Michigan, south to Kansas (S&A, 1965), Idaho, Tennessee (CNC), Ontario (USNM).
– Belvosia splendens Curran, 1927c: 153. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Saskatchewan.

townsendi Aldrich, 1928.– Kansas to New Jersey, south to Texas and Florida (S&A, 1965), Ohio (CNC), Arizona, Pennsylvania (USNM).
– Belvosia townsendi Aldrich, 1928a: 33. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Virginia, Oak Grove (on flowers of carrot).

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 92)*
Lepidoptera, Citheroniidae
Citheronia regalis (Fabricius), Eacles imperialis (Drury)
Lepidoptera, Sphingidae
Ceratomia amyntor (Hübner)

unifasciata (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830).– Wisconsin to Maine, south to Texas and Georgia (S&A, 1965), Ontario, Québec (CNC), Kansas (USNM). Note: Sabrosky & Arnaud (1965) also cited Cuba, in error; the specimen upon which this record was based is in USNM and is not unifasciata (N.E. Woodley, pers. comm.).
– Latreillia unifasciata Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 105. Type data: holotype, sex unknown ("Ht" in MNHN or lost according to Townsend, 1941: 74). Type locality: USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
– Exorista flavicauda Riley, 1870b: 51. Type data: syntypes, published as 5 females, apparently in error (1 male and 1 female syntype in USNM). Type locality: USA, Missouri. Type host: Leucania sp., Noctuidae.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 492), as Triachora unifasciata (Robineau-Desvoidy)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Alabama argillacea (Hübner), Pseudaletia unipuncta (Haworth)

Belvosia species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 92) for Belvosia sp.*
Lepidoptera, Citheroniidae
Anisota rubicunda (Fabricius)


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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