■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Epalpus Rondani, 1850

EPALPUS Rondani, 1850: 168, 169. Type species: Micropalpus rufipennis Macquart, 1846, by subsequent designation of Coquillett, 1910b: 538 [Neotropical].

albomaculatus (Jaennicke, 1867).– Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico, Guatemala (S&A, 1965).
– Micropalpus albomaculatus Jaennicke, 1867: 388 (also 1868: 80). Type data: holotype female (SMF). Type locality: Mexico.
– Saundersia maculata Williston, 1886: 304. Type data: holotype female [not male as published] (SEMK). Type locality: USA, New Mexico.

rufipes (Brooks, 1949).– British Columbia and Idaho to California (S&A, 1965).
– Argentoepalpus rufipes Brooks, 1949: 22. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, British Columbia, Robson.

signifer (Walker, 1849).– British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to California, New Mexico, and North Carolina (S&A, 1965), Louisiana, Mississippi, Newfoundland (CNC), Florida (FSCA).
– Tachina plagiata Harris, 1835: 599. Nomen nudum.
– Tachina signifera Walker, 1849: 708. Type data: lectotype male (BMNH), by fixation of Townsend, 1931a: 167 (mention of "Ht" is regarded as a lectotype fixation; specimen bearing a round green-ringed "Type" label is regarded as the lectotype). Type locality: Canada, Nova Scotia.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 200)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Lithophane spp. (including L. disposita Morrison, L. innominata (Smith) and/or L. petulca Grote)


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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