■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Leskia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

LESKIA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 100. Type species: Leskia flavescens Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (= Tachina aurea Fallén, 1820), by monotypy [Palearctic].
EUMYOBIA Townsend, 1911a: 146. Type species: Eumyobia flava Townsend, 1911, by monotypy [Neotropical].
MYOBIOPSIS Townsend, 1916a: 628. Type species: Myobiopsis similis Townsend, 1916, by original designation.
SIPHOLESKIA Townsend, 1916a: 628. Type species: Drepanoglossa occidentalis Coquillett, 1895, by original designation.
LESKIOPALPUS Townsend, 1916a: 629. Type species: Leskiopalpus calidus Townsend, 1916 (= Myiobia depilis Coquillett, 1895), by original designation.

depilis (Coquillett, 1895).– Michigan to Massachusetts, south to Mississippi and Florida (S&A, 1965), Ontario (CNC).
– Myiobia depile Coquillett, 1895a: 313. Type data: lectotype male (USNM) (Townsend, 1931a: 91, cited "Ht" in USNM, but Townsend, 1939b: 225, cited "Ht" in ANSP and "Pt" in USNM, in error), by fixation of Townsend, 1931a: 91 (mention of "Ht" is regarded as a lectotype fixation). Type locality: USA, Florida, Jacksonville.
– Leskiopalpus calidus Townsend, 1916a: 629 (named for analis of Coquillett, 1897, not Say, 1829, in part). Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, New York, Ithaca.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 389), as Myobiopsis depilis (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Macrobotys aeglealis (Walker)

occidentalis (Coquillett, 1895).– California to Colorado, south to Mexico (Chihuahua) (S&A, 1965).
– Drepanoglossa occidentalis Coquillett, 1895b: 126. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, California, Los Angeles County.
– Myobia gilensis Townsend, 1897c: 40. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Mexico, Gila River, West Fork.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 457), as Sipholeskia occidentalis (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Aegeriidae
Synanthedon bibionipennis (Boisduval)

similis (Townsend, 1916).– Nebraska, Iowa, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey (S&A, 1965).
– Stomoxys pallida Harris, 1835: 599. Nomen nudum.
– Myobiopsis similis Townsend, 1916a: 628 (named for analis of Coquillett, 1897, not Say, 1829, in part). Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts, Andover.


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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