■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Mystacella van der Wulp, 1890

MYSTACELLA van der Wulp, 1890: 51. Type species: Mystacella solita van der Wulp, 1890, by subsequent designation of Coquillett, 1910b: 573 [Neotropical].
MACROMEIGENIA Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1891: 7 (also 1892: 311). Type species: Tachina chrysoprocta Wiedemann, 1830, by monotypy.
ORGANOMYIA Townsend, 1915m: 232. Type species: Organomyia frontalis Townsend, 1915, by original designation. Tachina schistacea Meigen, 1824, in the original designation by Rondani (1859) [Palearctic].

chrysoprocta (Wiedemann, 1830).– Michigan to Massachusetts, south to Texas and Georgia, also Mexico to Costa Rica (S&A, 1965), Iowa, Ontario, Québec (CNC).
– Tachina chrysoprocta Wiedemann, 1830: 309. Type data: holotype female [not male as published] (NHMW). Type locality: unknown (South Carolina according to Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1891: 7 [also 1892: 311] and North America cited by Townsend, 1940: 132).
– Tachina interrupta Walker, 1853: 295. Type data: holotype female (BMNH). Type locality: USA, Georgia.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 390)*
Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae
Xyloryctes sp.

frioensis (Reinhard, 1922).– British Columbia, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas (S&A, 1965), California, Nevada, Utah, Mexico (CNC).
– Ernestia frioensis Reinhard, 1922: 329. Type data: syntypes, 2 males (1 male syntype in USNM). Type locality: USA, Texas, Frio County, Dilley (from blossoms of Acacia berlandieri Benth.).

frontalis (Townsend, 1915).– New Mexico, Texas (S&A, 1965), Oregon, Arizona (CNC).
– Organomyia frontalis Townsend, 1915m: 232. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Mexico, north end of Organ Mountains, Organ.
– Macromeigenia owenii Reinhard, 1930c: 263. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Texas, Presidio.

Mystacella species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 390) for Mystacella spp.*
Lepidoptera, Arctiidae
Isia isabella (J.E. Smith)
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Acronicta americana (Harris) probably


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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