■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Eucelatoria Townsend, 1909

EUCELATORIA Townsend, 1909: 249. Type species: Tachina armigera Coquillett, 1889, by monotypy.
XIPHOMYIA Townsend, 1917a: 125. Type species: Xiphomyia gladiatrix Townsend, 1917, by original designation [Neotropical].
TINALYDELLA Townsend, 1927: 265. Type species: Tinalydella tinensis Townsend, 1927, by original designation [Neotropical].
EUCELATORIOPSIS Townsend, 1927: 276. Type species: Eucelatoriopsis teffeensis Townsend, 1927, by original designation [Neotropical].
LYDELLOHOUGHIA Townsend, 1927: 280. Type species: Lydellohoughia nana Townsend, 1927, by original designation [Neotropical].

armigera (Coquillett, 1889).– California to Texas and Mexico, also West Indies, introduced and established in Hawai'i (S&A, 1965).
– Tachina armigera Coquillett, 1889: 332. Type data: lectotype female (USNM), by fixation of Coquillett, 1889: 106 (statement "From the type specimen" is regarded as a lectotype fixation); also by designation of Sabrosky, 1981: 8. Type locality: USA, California, Los Angeles.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 205)*
Hymenoptera, Diprionidae
Neodiprion spp.
Lepidoptera, Arctiidae
Estigmene acrea (Drury)
Lepidoptera, Geometridae
Unidentified Geometridae
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Achaea janata (Linnaeus), Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel), Amyna natalis (Walker), Autographa californica (Speyer), Chrysodeixis calcites (Esper), Heliothis hawaiiensis (Quaintance & Brues), Heliothis phloxiphaga Grote & Robinson, Heliothis virescens (Fabricius), Heliothis zea (Boddie), Heliothis spp. (including H. hawaiiensis (Quaintance & Brues) and/or H. zea (Boddie)), Heliothis spp., Leucania cholica (Dyar), Leucania inconspicua Herrich-Schaeffer, Leucania latiuscula Herrich-Schaeffer, Mocis spp. (including M. latipes (Guenée) and/or M. repanda (Fabricius)), Plusia spp., Polydesma umbricola Boisduval, Pseudaletia unipuncta (Haworth), Spodoptera exempta (Walker), Spodoptera exigua (Hübner), Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith), Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval), Spodoptera praefica (Grote), Trichoplusia ni (Hübner)
Lepidoptera, Pieridae
Pieris rapae (Linnaeus)
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Hedylepta accepta (Butler), Hedylepta blackburni (Butler), Herpetogramma licarsisalis (Walker), Hymenia recurvalis (Fabricius)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 209) for probably armigera (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Peridroma saucia (Hübner)

auriceps (Aldrich, 1926).– Virginia, Georgia (S&A, 1965).
– Xiphomyia auriceps Aldrich, 1926e: 11. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Virginia, Clarke County, Shenandoah River.

bigeminata (Curran, 1927).– West Indies, Mexico, Texas, Florida (Sabrosky, 1981).
– Lydella bigeminata Curran, 1927d: 10. Type data: holotype male (AMNH). Type locality: Virgin Islands, St. Croix.

bryani Sabrosky, 1981.– Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Mississippi, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua (Sabrosky, 1981), New Mexico, South Carolina (CNC).
– Eucelatoria bryani Sabrosky, 1981: 10. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Texas, Lynn County. Type host: Heliothis zea (Boddie), Noctuidae.

cinefacta (Reinhard, 1967).– New Mexico (Reinhard, 1967).
– Blondelia cinefacta Reinhard, 1967a: 102. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Mexico, Manzano National Forest, Hell Canyon, 7200 feet (on foliage of Quercus).

dimmocki (Aldrich, 1932).– North Dakota to New Hampshire, south to Arizona, Mexico, and Florida (S&A, 1965), California, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec (CNC).
– Anetia dimmocki Aldrich, 1932a: 5. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts, Chicopee. Type host: Chelymorpha cassidea (Fabricius), Chrysomelidae.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 211), as Eucelatoriopsis dimmocki (Aldrich)*
Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae
Agrioconota bivittata (Say), Chelymorpha cassidea (Fabricius), Coptocycla sp., Metriona bicolor (Fabricius), Plagiometriona clavata (Fabricius)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 212) for probably dimmocki (Aldrich), as probably Eucelatoriopsis dimmocki (Aldrich)*
Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae
Plagiometriona clavata (Fabricius)

leucophaeata (Reinhard, 1967).– Arizona (Reinhard, 1967).
– Blondelia leucophaeata Reinhard, 1967a: 101. Type data: holotype male (CAS) (type depository cited as CNC by Wood, 1985: 44, in error). Type locality: USA, Arizona, Santa Cruz County, Madera Canyon, 4880 feet.

procincta (Reinhard, 1935).– Texas, Florida (S&A, 1965).
– Anetia procincta Reinhard, 1935b: 170. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Texas, College Station.

rubentis (Coquillett, 1895).– Arkansas to Delaware, south to Texas and northeastern Mexico and Florida (Sabrosky, 1981).
– Achaetoneura rubentis Coquillett, 1895a: 310. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Florida, Jacksonville.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 210)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Pseudaletia unipuncta (Haworth), Spodoptera exigua (Hübner)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 211) for probably rubentis (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Pseudaletia unipuncta (Haworth)

tenella (Reinhard, 1937).– California, Arizona (S&A, 1965), Texas (CNC).
– Dexodes tenella Reinhard, 1937: 65. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, California, Carlsbad.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 364), as Lydellohoughia tenella (Reinhard)*
Unidentified Lepidoptera
Tuber moth(-s)

texana (Reinhard, 1923).– Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Ohio, Virginia (S&A, 1965), British Columbia, Ontario, Québec (CNC).
– Xiphomyia texana Reinhard, 1923: 267. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Texas, College Station.
– Dexodes insignis Reinhard, 1934b: 188. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Texas, College Station.

Eucelatoria species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 211) for Eucelatoria spp.*
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Hedylepta indicata (Fabricus)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 364) for Eucelatoria sp., as Lydellohoughia sp.*
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Cone moth(-s) probably


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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