■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Sisyropa Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889

SISYROPA Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889: 163 (also 1890: 95). Type species: Tachina thermophila Wiedemann, 1830, by monotypy [Oriental].
OXEXORISTA Townsend, 1912c: 165. Type species: Exorista eudryae Townsend, 1892, by original designation. Type species originally misidentified; see note below.

alypiae Sellers, 1943.– British Columbia, Montana, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Mississippi, Mexico (S&A, 1965), Yukon, Alberta, Ontario, Québec (CNC).
– Sisyropa alypiae Sellers, 1943: 101. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts, Somerville. Type host: Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius), Noctuidae.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 460)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius), Psychomorpha epimenis (Drury)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 460) for probably alypiae Sellers*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Alypia octomaculata (Fabricius)

eudryae (Townsend, 1892).– Wisconsin to Québec and Maine, south to Kansas, Mississippi, and North Carolina (S&A, 1965).
– Exorista eudryae Townsend, 1892c: 287. Type data: holotype male (SEMK). Type locality: USA, New York, Ithaca. Type host: Eudryas sp., Noctuidae.
– Oxexorista thompsoni Townsend, 1915b: 21 (named for eudryae of Coquillett, 1897, not Townsend, 1892). Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Ohio, Dayton (cited as Melrose Highlands, Massachusetts by Townsend, 1941: 154, in error).

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 461)*
Lepidoptera, Arctiidae
Estigmene acrea (Drury)
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Acronicta hamamelis Guenée, Acronicta sp., Agrotis ipsilon (Hufnagel), Alypia spp., Euthisanotia grata (Fabricius), Euthisanotia unio Hübner, Euthisanotia spp.
Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae
Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus)
Lepidoptera, Saturniidae
Automeris io (Fabricius), Automeris spp.
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 462) for probably eudryae (Townsend)*
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Acronicta impleta Walker, Acronicta spp.
Lepidoptera, Notodontidae
Fentonia marthesia (Cramer)
Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae
Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus)

Sisyropa species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 463) for Sisyropa spp.*
Lepidoptera, Megalopygidae
Megalopyge opercularis (J.E. Smith), Megalopyge pyxidifera (J.E. Smith)
Lepidoptera, Noctuidae
Acronicta hastulifera (J.E. Smith)
Lepidoptera, Notodontidae
Heterocampa bilineata (Packard)


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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