■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Xanthoepalpus Townsend, 1914

XANTHOEPALPUS Townsend, 1914: 157. Type species: Saundersia bipartita van der Wulp, 1888 (= Saundersia bicolor Williston, 1886; type species published as Epalpus bipartitus van der Wulp, in error), by original designation [Neotropical].

bicolor (Williston, 1886).– British Columbia to California, New Mexico, Mexico, and Colorado (S&A, 1965), Arizona (CNC).
– Saundersia bicolor Williston, 1886: 304. Type data: syntypes, "numerous specimens" of both sexes (1 male and 1 female syntype in SEMK) (mention by Townsend, 1931a: 167, of "Ht" from New Mexico in SEMK is not regarded as a lectotype fixation because the type series in SEMK currently consists of 1 male from Arizona and 1 female from Washington). Type localities: USA, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Washington.
– Cryptopalpus melanopygatus Bigot, 1887: cxli (also 1887: cxli, Bull. Soc. Ent. France). Type data: holotype female (BMNH). Type locality: USA, "Washington Territory."

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 531)*
Lepidoptera, Geometridae
Unidentified Geometridae


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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