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

Subgenus PHOROCERA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

PHOROCERA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 131. Type species: Phorocera agilis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (= Tachina assimilis Fallén, 1810), by subsequent designation of Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863a: 509 (as assimilis, with agilis in synonymy) [Palearctic].

There are no species assigned to Phorocera (Phorocera) in America north of Mexico.

Subgenus PSEUDOTACHINOMYIA Smith, 1917

PSEUDOTACHINOMYIA Smith, 1917a: 54. Type species: Pseudotachinomyia webberi Smith, 1917, by original designation.

aequalis (Reinhard, 1935).– Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Michigan, Tennessee, Ontario, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York (Wood, 1972), Québec, Massachusetts, North Carolina (CNC), Florida (FSCA), West Virginia, Virginia (WVU).
– Pseudotachinomyia aequalis Reinhard, 1935a: 133. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Texas, College Station.

angustiforceps Wood, 1972.– Illinois, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland (Wood, 1972), Virginia (WVU).
– Phorocera (Pseudotachinomyia) angustiforceps Wood, 1972: 482. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Maryland, Laurel, Patuxent Wildlife Refuge.

auriceps Wood, 1972.– Virginia, Florida (Wood, 1972), West Virginia (WVU).
– Phorocera (Pseudotachinomyia) auriceps Wood, 1972: 482. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Virginia, Falls Church.

compascua (Reinhard, 1935).– Washington, Alberta, Montana, Utah, Manitoba (Wood, 1972), Texas (CNC).
– Pseudotachinomyia compascua Reinhard, 1935a: 135. Type data: holotype female (CNC). Type locality: USA, Washington, Moses Coulee.

convexa Wood, 1972.– Texas, Iowa, Ontario, Québec, New York, Connecticut (Wood, 1972), Tennessee (CNC), West Virginia, Virginia (WVU).
– Phorocera (Pseudotachinomyia) convexa Wood, 1972: 484. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Québec, Old Chelsea, King Mountain.

exigua Wood, 1972.– Manitoba, Ontario, Québec (Wood, 1972), West Virginia, Virginia (WVU).
– Phorocera (Pseudotachinomyia) exigua Wood, 1972: 484. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Manitoba, Ninette.

slossonae (Townsend, 1908).– Manitoba, Michigan, Ontario, Québec, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland (Wood, 1972), West Virginia (WVU).
– Euphorocera slossonae Townsend, 1908: 108. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Hampshire, Franconia.
– Pseudotachinomyia longiforceps Brooks, 1945a: 89. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: Canada, Ontario, Ottawa.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 452), as Pseudotachinomyia slossonae*
Lepidoptera, Geometridae
Alsophila pometaria (Harris), Erannis tiliaria (Harris)                 

webberi (Smith, 1917).– British Columbia, Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina (Wood, 1972), Texas, New Brunswick (CNC), Virginia (WVU).
– Pseudotachinomyia webberi Smith, 1917a: 54. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts, Melrose Highlands.

Phorocera species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 430) for "Phorocera" spp.*
Hymenoptera, Diprionidae
Neodiprion excitans Rohwer, Neodiprion lecontei (Fitch), Neodiprion swainei Middleton, Neodiprion spp.
Hymenoptera, Tenthredinidae
Pristiphora erichsonii (Hartig)
Unidentified Hymenoptera
Pitch pine sawfly(-flies)
Lepidoptera, Arctiidae
Estigmene acrea (Drury)
Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae
Hemerocampa leucostigma (J.E. Smith)
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Trichoplusia ni (Hübner), Armyworm(-s)
Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae
Chlosyne harrisii (Scudder), Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus)
Lepidoptera, Pieridae
Colias eurytheme Boisduval
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Diatraea sp., Laniifera cyclades Druce, Loxostege similalis (Guenée)
Lepidoptera, Zygaenidae
Harrisina brillians Barnes & McDunnough, Harrisina spp.


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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