■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Ceracia Rondani, 1865

CERACIA Rondani, 1865: 221 (also 1865: 49). Type species: Ceracia mucronifera Rondani, 1865, by monotypy [Palearctic].

dentata (Coquillett, 1895).– British Columbia to Ontario, all United States, Mexico (S&A, 1965), Québec, New Brunswick (CNC).
– Acemyia dentata Coquillett, 1895a: 311. Type data: syntypes, 4 females (2 female syntypes in USNM, one with abdomen missing, and 2 female syntypes in MCZ). Type localities: USA, Florida (Georgetown), Alabama (Mobile), California (Los Angeles County).

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 130)*
Orthoptera, Acrididae
Camnula pellucida (Scudder), Chimarocephala pacifica pacifica (Thomas), Chortophaga viridifasciata (De Geer), Chortophaga spp., Melanoplus bivittatus (Say), Melanoplus bruneri Scudder, Melanoplus confusus Scudder, Melanoplus differentialis (Thomas), Melanoplus femurrubrum (De Geer), Melanoplus packardii Scudder, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius), Melanoplus spp.
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 131) for probably dentata (Coquillett)*
Orthoptera, Acrididae
Chortophaga viridifasciata (De Geer), Psoloessa delicatula (Scudder)

Ceracia species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 131) for Ceracia spp.*
Orthoptera, Acrididae
Melanoplus foedus Scudder, Melanoplus occidentalis (Thomas)


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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