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

PROSPHERYSA van der Wulp, 1890: 43 (in key; full description in a subsequent fascicle, see van der Wulp, 1890: 116). Type species: Prospherysa aemulans van der Wulp, 1890, by subsequent designation of Coquillett, 1910b: 595 [Neotropical].
EPIDEXIA Townsend, 1912b: 112. Type species: Epidexia filamentosa Townsend, 1912 (= Masicera pulverea Coquillett, 1897), by original designation.

mimela (Reinhard, 1953).– Mexico, Texas (S&A, 1965).
– Epidexia mimela Reinhard, 1953c: 96. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Texas, College Station.

pulverea (Coquillett, 1897).– Texas, Louisiana, Maryland to Florida (S&A, 1965).
– Masicera pulverea Coquillett, 1897: 115. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Florida.
– Epidexia filamentosa Townsend, 1912b: 112. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Florida, Ocean Beach across Biscayne Bay from Miami (on flowers and leaves of dwarf Ernodea littoralis).

Prospherysa species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 444) for "Prospherysa" sp.*
Hymenoptera, Sphecidae
Bembix nubilipennis (Cresson)


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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