■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Spathidexia Townsend, 1912

Subgenus GYMNOPALPUS Townsend, 1919

GYMNOPALPUS Townsend, 1919a: 172. Type species: Gymnopalpus setipennis Townsend, 1919, by original designation [Neotropical].

elegans (Reinhard, 1964).– Arizona, Texas, Mexico (Reinhard, 1964), Missouri (CNC), Virginia (WVU).
– Minthodexiopsis elegans Reinhard, 1964b: 37. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Texas, Cameron County.

Subgenus SPATHIDEXIA Townsend, 1912

SPATHIDEXIA Townsend, 1912b: 110. Type species: Spathidexia clemonsi Townsend, 1912, by original designation.

cerussata Reinhard, 1934.– Michigan, Ohio, Connecticut (S&A, 1965), Ontario (CNC).
– Spathidexia cerussata Reinhard, 1934a: 152. Type data: holotype male (CNC). Type locality: USA, Ohio, Amherst.

clemonsi Townsend, 1912.– Michigan to Maine, south to Kentucky and North Carolina, also New Mexico, Texas (S&A, 1965), Arizona, Ontario, Québec (CNC).
– Spathidexia clemonsi Townsend, 1912b: 110. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Massachusetts, Melrose Highlands.

creolensis Reinhard, 1955.– Louisiana, Florida (S&A, 1965).
– Spathidexia creolensis Reinhard, 1955a: 131. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Florida, Miami.

dunningii (Coquillett, 1895).– Alberta to New Brunswick, entire United States, also Puerto Rico, Jamaica (S&A, 1965), Yukon (CNC).
– Thryptocera dunningii Coquillett, 1895c: 54. Type data: lectotype female (USNM), by fixation of Coquillett, 1897: 60 (statement “From the type specimen” is regarded as a lectotype fixation); also by designation of Arnaud, 1960: 22. Type locality: USA, Illinois, Algonquin.
– Spathidexia rasilis Reinhard, 1934a: 153. Type data: holotype female (CNC). Type locality: USA, Wisconsin, Madison.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 467)*
Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae
Ochlodes yuma (Edwards)

nexa Reinhard, 1953.– Arizona, Mexico (S&A, 1965).
– Spathidexia nexa Reinhard, 1953d: 94. Type data: holotype female (CNC). Type locality: Mexico, Federal District, Mexico City.

reinhardi Arnaud, 1960.– Saskatchewan to New Brunswick, south to California and Mississippi (S&A, 1965), Georgia (CNC), Florida (FSCA).
– Spathidexia reinhardi Arnaud, 1960: 26. Type data: holotype male (USNM). Type locality: USA, Texas, College Station.


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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