■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Hystricia Macquart, 1844

HYSTRICIA Macquart, 1844: 200 (also 1844: 43). Type species: Hystricia amoena Macquart, 1844 (as amaena, in error), by subsequent designation of Coquillett, 1910b: 555 [Neotropical].
BOMBYLIOPSIS Townsend, 1915b: 23. Type species: Tachina abrupta Wiedemann, 1830, by original designation.

abrupta (Wiedemann, 1830).– Widespread in temperate non-grassland habitats from central British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Georgia in the east and central Mexico in the west (O'Hara, 2002).
– Tachina abrupta Wiedemann, 1830: 293. Type data: holotype male (ZMUC). Type locality: North America.
– Tachina vivida Harris, 1841: 411. Type data: syntypes, 2 males and 2 females [1 with head missing] (Harris Collection of MCZ). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts.
– Tachina finitima Walker, 1849: 707. Type data: syntypes, 2 females (BMNH) (both syntypes from Nova Scotia so part of type series apparently lost). Type localities: United States and Canada, Nova Scotia.
– Hystricia fulvida Bigot, 1887: cxxxix (also 1887: cxxxix, Bull. Soc. Ent. France). Type data: holotype male (not in BMNH, apparently lost). Type locality: North America.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 109), as Bombyliopsis abrupta (Wiedemann)*
Lepidoptera, Arctiidae
Diacrisia virginica (Fabricius), Euchaetias egle (Drury), Halisidota caryae (Harris), Halisidota maculata (Harris), Halisidota tessellaris (J.E. Smith), Hyphantria cunea (Drury)

testaceiventris van der Wulp, 1892.– Arizona, Mexico (O'Hara, 2002).
– Hystricia testaceiventris van der Wulp, 1892: 190. Type data: holotype female [not male as published] (BMNH). Type locality: Mexico, Guerrero, Xucumanatlan.


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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