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

Subgenus GENEA Rondani, 1850

GENEA Rondani, 1850: 172. Type species: Genea maculiventris Rondani, 1850 (= Stomoxys trifaria Wiedemann, 1824), by monotypy [Neotropical].
LESKIOMIMA Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1891: 68, 102 (also 1892: 372, 406; also subsequently spelled Leskiomera, in error). Type species: Stomoxys tenera Wiedemann, 1830, by monotypy.
DEJEANIOPALPUS Townsend, 1916i: 312. Type species: Dejeaniopalpus texensis Townsend, 1916, by original designation.
JAYNESLESKIA Townsend, 1934: 395. Type species: Leskiomima jaynesi Aldrich, 1932, by original designation [Neotropical].
LESKIELLA James, 1947: 96. Type species: Leskiella brevirostris James, 1947, by original designation.

aurea James, 1947.– Kansas to Michigan and New York, south to Florida (S&A, 1965), Texas (CNC).
– Genea aurea James, 1947: 112. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Virginia, Chain Bridge.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 264)*
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Tetralopha subcanalis (Walker)

brevirostris (James, 1947).– Illinois to Maryland, south to Florida (S&A, 1965).
– Leskiella brevirostris James, 1947: 97. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Georgia, Atlanta.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 299), as Leskiella brevirostris James*
Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae
Laspeyresia caryana (Fitch), Laspeyresia pomonella (Linnaeus)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 300) for probably brevirostris James, as probably Leskiella brevirostris James*
Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae
Grapholitha molesta (Busck)

cinerea (James, 1947).– Florida (S&A, 1965).
– Leskiomima cinerea James, 1947: 101. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Florida, Orlando (on Erechtites heiracifolia).

tenera (Wiedemann, 1830).– Wisconsin to Québec and Nova Scotia, south to Texas and Florida (S&A, 1965).
– Stomoxys tenera Wiedemann, 1830: 251. Type data: holotype female (NHMW). Type locality: unknown (North America according to Townsend, 1939b: 224).

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 300), as Leskiomima tenera (Wiedemann)*
Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae
Eucosma sp., Grapholitha molesta (Busck), Laspeyresia pomonella (Linnaeus)
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Acrobasis indigenella (Zeller), Acrobasis juglandis (LeBaron), Desmia funeralis (Hübner), Dioryctria abietella (Denis & Schiffermüller), Homoeosoma electellum (Hulst), Macrobotys pertextalis (Lederer), Tetralopha sp. near asperatella (Clemens)

texensis (Townsend, 1916).– Texas, Michigan, Québec to Virginia (S&A, 1965), Mississippi, Ontario, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Florida (CNC).
– Dejeaniopalpus texensis Townsend, 1916i: 312. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Texas.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 175)*
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Desmia funeralis (Hübner), Pyrausta spp. probably
Lepidoptera, Tortricidae
Leaf roller(-s)

Subgenus SIPHOCLYTIA Townsend, 1892

SIPHOCLYTIA Townsend, 1892a: 116. Type species: Siphoclytia robertsonii Townsend, 1892, by original designation.

pavonacea (Reinhard, 1939).– Illinois to New York, south to Georgia, also Texas (S&A, 1965), Florida (CNC).
– Siphoclytia pavonacea Reinhard, 1939: 72. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Ohio, Amherst.

robertsonii (Townsend, 1892).– Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida (S&A, 1965).
– Siphoclytia robertsonii Townsend, 1892a: 117. Type data: holotype male (SEMK). Type locality: USA, South Florida (Inverness, Florida according to Townsend, 1939b: 236).

Genea species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 301) for Genea sp., as Leskiomima sp.*
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Dioryctria reniculella (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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