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

PLATYMYA Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830: 116 (also subsequently spelled Platymyia, unjustified emendation). Type species: Platymya aestivalis Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 (= Tachina fimbriata Meigen, 1824), by subsequent designation of Robineau-Desvoidy, 1863a: 191 [Palearctic].

confusionis (Sellers, 1943).– British Columbia to New Hampshire, south to California and Massachusetts, also District of Columbia (S&A, 1965), Yukon, Northwest Territories, Ontario to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, also Pennsylvania, Tennessee, North Carolina (CNC), West Virginia, Virginia (WVU).
– Aplomya confusionis Sellers, 1943: 86. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Hampshire, Franconia.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 68), as Aplomya confusionis Sellers*
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Crambus inornatellus Walker, Crambus mutabilis Clemens, Crambus sperryellus Klots, Crambus trisectus Walker

trisetosa (Coquillett, 1902).– Washington to Pennsylvania, south to California and New Mexico (S&A, 1965), Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Kansas (CNC).
– Exorista trisetosa Coquillett, 1902a: 110. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Idaho, Moscow.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 73), as Aplomya trisetosa (Coquillett)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Autographa californica (Speyer), Nephelodes emmedonia (Cramer)
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Loxostege commixtalis (Walker)


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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