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Genus Meledonus Aldrich, 1926

PHYTOPSIS Townsend, 1915b: 20 (junior homonym of Phytopsis Hall, 1847). Type species: Amobia californica Coquillett, 1895, by original designation.
MELEDONUS Aldrich, 1926e: 15. Type species: Meledonus latipennis Aldrich, 1926, by original designation.
ATHANATUS Reinhard, 1947: 15. Type species: Athanatus knowltoni Reinhard, 1947 (= Amobia californica Coquillett, 1895), by original designation.
DYSCOLOMYIA Reinhard, 1959b: 226. Type species: Dyscolomyia lucina Reinhard, 1959, by original designation.

albiceps Reinhard, 1956.– California, Utah (S&A, 1965), Idaho (CNC).
– Meledonus albiceps Reinhard, 1956a: 126. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, California, Trinity County, Eagle Creek.

californicus (Coquillett, 1895).– Oregon, Idaho, California, Utah, Colorado (S&A, 1965), Alberta, Saskatchewan (CNC).
– Amobia californica Coquillett, 1895d: 100. Type data: lectotype female (USNM), by fixation of Townsend, 1939b: 58 (mention of "Ht female" is regarded as a lectotype fixation). Type locality: USA, California, Los Angeles County.
– Athanatus knowltoni Reinhard, 1947: 16. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Utah, Logan Dry Canyon.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 87), as Athanatus californicus (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Heliothis ononis (Denis & Schiffermüller)

latipennis Aldrich, 1926.– California (S&A, 1965).
– Meledonus latipennis Aldrich, 1926e: 16. Type data: holotype male (CAS). Type locality: USA, California, San Francisco.

lindensis Reinhard, 1953.– Washington (S&A, 1965).
– Meledonus lindensis Reinhard, 1953a: 57. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Washington, Lind.

lucinus (Reinhard, 1959).– California (S&A, 1965).
– Dyscolomyia lucina Reinhard, 1959b: 227. Type data: holotype male (UCDC). Type locality: USA, California, Inyo County, Surprise Canyon.


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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