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

MEDINA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 138. Type species: Medina cylindrica Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (= Tachina collaris Fallén, 1820), by subsequent designation of Coquillett, 1910b: 565 [Palearctic].
VELOCIA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863a: 950. Type species: Velocia cursoria Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863 (= Tachina luctuosa Meigen, 1824, species complex), by subsequent designation of Townsend, 1916e: 9 [Palearctic].
METHYPOSTENA Townsend, 1908: 67. Type species: Hypostena barbata Coquillett, 1895, by monotypy.
TORYNOTACHINA Townsend, 1915j: 102. Type species: Torynotachina quinteri Townsend, 1915, by original designation.
ODONTOSOMA Townsend, 1916a: 633. Type species: Celatoria spinosa Coquillett, 1897, by original designation.

barbata (Coquillett, 1895).– Alaska, British Columbia and Idaho to New Brunswick, south to Virginia, also California, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Georgia (S&A, 1965), Yukon, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, North Carolina (CNC), Florida (FSCA), West Virginia (WVU).
– Hypostena barbata Coquillett, 1895c: 57. Type data: lectotype male (USNM), by fixation of Coquillett, 1897: 62 (statement "From the type specimen" is regarded as a lectotype fixation); also by designation of Wood, 1985: 98. Type locality: USA, New Hampshire, Franconia.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 371)*
Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae
Altica chalybea Illiger, Altica corni Woods, Altica ulmi Woods, Altica spp., Disonycha xanthomelas (Dalman), "Luperodes" spp., Plagiometriona clavata (Fabricius)

ouelleti (Curran, 1925).– Québec (S&A, 1965).
– Hypostena (Arrhinomyia) ouelleti Curran, 1925a: 150. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Québec, Joliette.

quinteri (Townsend, 1915).– New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland (S&A, 1965), Utah, Texas, Ontario, Québec, Vermont (CNC).
– Torynotachina quinteri Townsend, 1915j: 102. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Maryland, Cabin John Bridge.

spinosa (Coquillett, 1897).– New Hampshire (S&A, 1965).
– Celatoria spinosa Coquillett, 1897: 60. Type data: holotype male [not female as cited by Townsend, 1931a: 173, 1940: 17] (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Hampshire, White Mountains.

Medina species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 372) for Medina spp.*
Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae
Unidentified Chrysomelidae


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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