■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Chrysoexorista Townsend, 1915

CHRYSOEXORISTA Townsend, 1915h: 435. Type species: Chrysoexorista viridis Townsend, 1915, by original designation [Neotropical].
CHRYSOMASICERA Townsend, 1915m: 230. Type species: Chrysomasicera borealis Townsend, 1915 (= Exorista ochracea van der Wulp, 1890), by original designation.

dawsoni (Sellers, 1943).– Arizona (S&A, 1965).
– Zenillia dawsoni Sellers, 1943: 29. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Arizona, Dawson Camp.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 145)*
Lepidoptera, Geometridae
Lambdina fiscellaria laeta (Hulst) probably, Laspeyresia pomonella (Linnaeus)

fulgoris (Sellers, 1943).– New Mexico (S&A, 1965).
– Zenillia fulgoris Sellers, 1943: 24. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Mexico, Manzano National Forest, Hell Canyon, 7200 feet.

lineata (van der Wulp, 1890).– Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico, Texas, Central America (S&A, 1965).
– Mystacella lineata van der Wulp, 1890: 54. Type data: syntypes, 1 male and 2 females (BMNH). Type locality: Mexico, Tabasco, Teapa.

marginata (Aldrich & Webber, 1924).– Colorado (S&A, 1965).
– Zenillia (Zenillia) marginata Aldrich & Webber, 1924a: 17. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Colorado, Boulder.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 146)*
Lepidoptera, Geometridae
Hydria spp. (including H. prunivorata (Ferguson) and/or H. undulata (Linnaeus))
Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae
Laspeyresia pomonella (Linnaeus)

ochracea (van der Wulp, 1890).– New Mexico, Mexico, Costa Rica (S&A, 1965), Arizona (CNC).
– Exorista ochracea van der Wulp, 1890: 63. Type data: syntypes, 2 males, 4 females and 1 damaged specimen with only thorax remaining (BMNH) (no specimen(s) from Costa Rica so part of type series apparently lost). Type localities: Costa Rica (Rio Sucio) and Mexico (Amula, Xucumanatlan and Omilteme in Guerrero, Atoyac in Veracruz, and Teapa in Tabasco).
– Chrysomasicera borealis Townsend, 1915m: 230. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Mexico, above Beulah, top of Las Vegas Range.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 146)*
Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae
Laspeyresia pomonella (Linnaeus)


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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