■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Metaplagia Coquillett, 1895

METAPLAGIA Coquillett, 1895d: 102. Type species: Metaplagia occidentalis Coquillett, 1895, by original designation.
METAVORIA Townsend, 1915j: 101. Type species: Metavoria orientalis Townsend, 1915, by original designation.
AGATHOMYIA Reinhard, 1959b: 228 (junior homonym of Agathomyia Verrall, 1901). Type species: Agathomyia cordata Reinhard, 1959, by original designation.
ANZAMYIA Reinhard, 1960: 103 (nomen novum for Agathomyia Reinhard, 1959).

brevicornis Brooks, 1945.– Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Hampshire (S&A, 1965), Newfoundland (CNC).
– Metaplagia brevicornis Brooks, 1945a: 81. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Manitoba, Teulon.

cordata (Reinhard, 1959).– California (S&A, 1965), New Mexico (CNC).
– Agathomyia cordata Reinhard, 1959b: 229. Type data: holotype female (UCDC). Type locality: USA, California, Anza River County.

facialis (Reinhard, 1956).– California, Utah (S&A, 1965).
– Metavoria facialis Reinhard, 1956a: 123. Type data: holotype female (CNC). Type locality: USA, Utah, Fruitland.

latifrons (Reinhard, 1956).– Texas (S&A, 1965), California, Nevada, Ohio (CNC).
– Metavoria latifrons Reinhard, 1956a: 121. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Texas, Big Bend Park.

occidentalis Coquillett, 1895.– California, Texas (S&A, 1965).
– Metaplagia occidentalis Coquillett, 1895d: 103. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, California, San Diego County.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 379)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Heliothis virescens (Fabricius), Heliothis zea (Boddie)
Lepidoptera, Sphingidae
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus), Sphinx luscitiosa (Clemens)

orientalis (Townsend, 1915).– Michigan to Massachusetts, south to Texas and Georgia (S&A, 1965), New Mexico (CNC).
– Metavoria orientalis Townsend, 1915j: 101. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Virginia, Arlington.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 379), as Metavoria orientalis Townsend*
Lepidoptera, Sphingidae
Manduca sexta (Linnaeus)


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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