■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Chrysotachina Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889

CHRYSOTACHINA Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889: 161 (also 1890: 93; also subsequently spelled Crysotachina, in error). Type species: Chrysotachina braueri Townsend, 1931, by fixation of O'Hara & Wood (2004: 286) under Article 70.3.2 of ICZN (1999), misidentified as Tachina reinwardtii Wiedemann, 1830 [spelled rheinwarti, in error], in the fixation by monotypy of Brauer & Bergenstamm (1889) [Neotropical].
EUGYMNOCHAETA Townsend, 1912d: 314. Type species: Gymnochaeta alcedo Loew, 1869, by original designation.
HELIOPLAGIA Townsend, 1934: 211. Type species: Helioplagia amazonica Townsend, 1934, by original designation [Neotropical].

alcedo (Loew, 1869).– Southern British Columbia to eastern Ontario and Massachusetts, south to southern Arizona and Florida, mostly in non-grassland habitats (O'Hara, 2002).
– Gymnochaeta alcedo Loew, 1869: 36. Type data: lectotype male (MCZ), by fixation of Townsend, 1939a: 227 (mention of "Ht male" is regarded as a lectotype fixation). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 146)*
Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae
Urbanus proteus (Linnaeus)
Lepidoptera, Lacosomidae
Cicinnus melsheimeri (Harris)

auriceps O'Hara, 2002.– Arizona (O'Hara, 2002).
– Chrysotachina auriceps O'Hara, 2002: 91. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Arizona, Huachuca Mountains, Ramsey Canyon, Hamburg trail, ca. 6300 feet.

infrequens O'Hara, 2002.– Wyoming, Virginia, North Carolina (O'Hara, 2002).
– Chrysotachina infrequens O'Hara, 2002: 92. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, North Carolina, Pisgah National Forest, east of Edgemont near Mortimer campground.

longipennis O'Hara, 2002.– Connecticut south to Arkansas and Florida (O'Hara, 2002).
– Chrysotachina longipennis O'Hara, 2002: 93. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Maryland, Calvert County, Scientists Cliffs.

slossonae (Coquillett, 1897).– Wisconsin to Nova Scotia south to Mississippi and Florida (O'Hara, 2002).
– Exoristoides slossonae Coquillett, 1897: 91. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Hampshire, Franconia.
– Exorista spinipennis Coquillett, 1897: 95. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Georgia, Tifton.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 278), as Helioplagia slossonae (Coquillett)*
Coleoptera, Coccinellidae
Epilachna varivestis Mulsant
Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae
Thymelicus lineola (Ochsenheimer)


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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