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

DINERA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 307. Type species: Dinera grisea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (= Musca carinifrons Fallén, 1817), by subsequent designation of Townsend, 1916e: 6 [Palearctic].

grisescens (Fallén, 1817).– Europe, British Columbia to Maine, south to Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, and New Jersey (S&A, 1965), Trancaucasia, Central Asia, Siberia, Mongolia (Richter & Wood, 1995).
– Musca grisescens Fallén, 1817: 243. Type data: holotype male (NHRS). Type locality: Sweden.
– Dinera punctata Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 308. Type data: type(s) (MNHN or lost). Type locality: USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
– Dinera futilis West, 1924: 191. Type data: holotype male (CUI). Type locality: USA, New Jersey, Atco.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 179) for probably grisescens (Fallén)*
Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae
Phyllophaga spp.


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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