■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Eribella Mesnil, 1960

ERIBELLA Mesnil, 1960: 654. Type species: Masicera polita Coquillett, 1902, by monotypy.

exilis (Coquillett, 1897).– Michigan to New Brunswick, south to Rhode Island (S&A, 1965), Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Louisiana (CNC), West Virginia (WVU).
– Masicera exilis Coquillett, 1897: 114, 156 (misidentified as tenthredinidarum Townsend on p. 114, corrected and named on p. 156). Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts.
– Hypostena (Arrhinomyia) tothilli Curran, 1925a: 152. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, New Brunswick, Fredericton.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 200)*
Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae
Chelymorpha cassidea (Fabricius), Plagiometriona clavata (Fabricius)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 201) for sp. near exilis (Coquillett)*
Hymenoptera, Diprionidae
Neodiprion lecontei (Fitch)
Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae
Barbara colfaxiana (Kearfott)

polita (Coquillett, 1902).– British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Colorado, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Vermont (S&A, 1965), Arizona, Nevada, Alberta, Manitoba (CNC).
– Masicera polita Coquillett, 1902b: 114. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Mexico, White Mountains, South Fork of Eagle Creek, 8000 feet.

Eribella species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 201) for Eribella spp.*
Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae
Unidentified Pterophoridae


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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