■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Houghia Coquillett, 1897

HOUGHIA Coquillett, 1897: 32, 118. Type species: Houghia setipennis Coquillett, 1897, by original designation.
EUMASICERA Townsend, 1909: 249. Type species: Eumasicera coccidella Townsend, 1909, by original designation.
PACIDIANUS Reinhard, 1943b: 88. Type species: Pacidianus hirsutus Reinhard, 1943 (= Eumasicera coccidella Townsend, 1909), by original designation.

coccidella (Townsend, 1909).– Ontario, Michigan, Ohio and Québec to Massachusetts, also Florida (CNC).
– Eumasicera coccidella Townsend, 1909: 249. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts, Gypsy Moth Laboratory [at Melrose Highlands] (cited as Saugus, Massachusetts by Townsend, 1941: 266).
– Pacidianus hirsutus Reinhard, 1943b: 89. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Michigan, Agricultural College.

nigripalpis Reinhard, 1967.– Arizona (Reinhard, 1967), Mexico (CNC).
– Houghia nigripalpis Reinhard, 1967a: 108. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Arizona, 6 miles southeast of Patagonia (on Condalia lycioides and Baccharis glutinosa).

setinervis (Coquillett, 1898).– Florida (S&A, 1965), Texas, Maryland, Georgia (CNC).
– Hypostena setinervis Coquillett, 1898: 236. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Florida, Biscayne Bay.

setipennis Coquillett, 1897.– North Carolina to Texas and Florida (S&A, 1965).
– Houghia setipennis Coquillett, 1897: 118. Type data: holotype male [not female as published] (USNM). Type locality: USA, Georgia, Tifton.

sternalis (Coquillett, 1897).– Manitoba to Nova Scotia, also Missouri, Pennsylvania (CNC), West Virginia (WVU).
– Sturmia sternalis Coquillett, 1897: 109. Type data: holotype male [not female as published] (USNM). Type locality: USA, Missouri.
– Pacidianus persimilis Reinhard, 1943b: 90. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, New York, Long Island, Babylon.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 217), as Eumasicera sternalis (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Citheroniidae
Anisota rubicunda (Fabricius), Anisota senatoria J.E. Smith
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 218) for sp. near sternalis (Coquillett), as Eumasicera sp. near sternalis (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Acronicta impleta Walker, Acronicta sp.
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 407), as Pacidianus persimilis Reinhard*
Lepidoptera, Citheroniidae
Anisota rubicunda (Fabricius)

Houghia species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 407) for Houghia sp.*, as Pacidianus sp.
Lepidoptera, Citheroniidae
Anisota virginiensis (Drury)


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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