■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Gymnosoma Meigen, 1803

RHODOGYNE Meigen, 1800: 39. Name suppressed by ICZN, 1963: 339.
GYMNOSOMA Meigen, 1803: 278. Type species: Musca rotundata Linnaeus, 1758 (as rotundata Fabricius, in error), by monotypy [Palearctic].

amplifrons (Brooks, 1946).– Alberta (S&A, 1965), Colorado (CNC).
– Pallasia amplifrons Brooks, 1946: 225. Type data: holotype female (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Alberta, Morrin.

canadense (Brooks, 1946).– Michigan to Québec and Nova Scotia, south to North Carolina, also British Columbia to Nevada (S&A, 1965), California, Tennessee (CNC).
– Rhodogyne canadensis Brooks, 1946: 220. Type data: holotype female (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Québec, Aylmer, Queen's Park.

filiola Loew, 1872.– British Columbia to Manitoba, south to California and Louisiana, also Michigan (S&A, 1965).
– Gymnosoma filiola Loew, 1872: 92. Type data: syntypes, 1 male and 1 female (MCZ). Type locality: USA, Texas.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 276)*
Hemiptera (Heteroptera), Pentatomidae
Chlorochroa ligata (Say)

fuliginosum Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830.– British Columbia to New Hampshire, south to California, Mexico, and South Carolina (S&A, 1965).
– Gymnosoma fuliginosa Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 237. Type data: type(s) (MNHN or lost). Type locality: USA, "Carolina."
– Gymnosoma latreillii Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 237 (spelled latreillei by Townsend, 1891a: 142, in error). Type data: type(s) female [sex according to Townsend, 1891a: 142] (MNHN). Type locality: unknown (North America and possibly "Carolina" according to Townsend, 1891a: 142).

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 276)*
Hemiptera (Heteroptera), Pentatomidae
Chlorochroa ligata (Say), Chlorochroa sayi Stål, Chlorochroa uhleri Stål, Eurygaster spp., Euschistus impictiventris Stål, Euschistus servus (Say), Euschistus variolarius (Palisot de Beauvois)

occidentale Curran, 1927.– British Columbia to Ontario, south to California, Texas, and Virginia (S&A, 1965), New Hampshire (CNC).
– Gymnosoma occidentale Curran, 1927c: 144. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, British Columbia, Vernon.

par Walker, 1849.– Idaho, Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia, south to Virginia, also Georgia (S&A, 1965), Yukon (CNC).
– Gymnosoma par Walker, 1849: 692. Type data: syntypes, 2 males and 3 females (BMNH). Type localities: unknown and Canada, Nova Scotia.


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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