■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Triarthria Stephens, 1829

TRIARTHRIA Stephens, 1829a: 59 (also see Stephens, 1829b: 300). Type species: Tachina spinipennis Meigen, 1824 (= Tachina setipennis Fallén, 1810), by subsequent designation of Crosskey, 1974: 297.
BIGONICHETA Rondani, 1844: 34 (also subsequently spelled Bigonichaeta, Bigonochaeta, Digonichaeta, Digonicheta, Digonochaeta, errors or unjustified emendations). Type species: Bigonicheta mariettii Rondani, 1844 (= Tachina setipennis Fallén, 1810), by monotypy [Palearctic].

setipennis (Fallén, 1810).– Palearctic; introduced and established in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Newfoundland, New Hampshire, Massachusetts (O'Hara, 1996), Montana (DEH).
– Tachina setipennis Fallén, 1810: 273. Type data: holotype female [not male as cited by Townsend, 1932: 43, 1939a: 316; see O'Hara, 1996: 18] (NHRS). Type locality: Sweden.
– Tachina spinipennis Meigen, 1824: 350. Type data: holotype female [according to Herting, 1984: 116] (holotype not mentioned in paper on Meigen types by Herting, 1972, possibly lost). Type locality: Europe (according to Herting, 1984: 116).

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 100), as Bigonicheta spinipennis (Meigen)*
Dermaptera, Forficulidae
Forficula auricularia Linnaeus


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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