■ Taxonomic and Host Catalogue of the Tachinidae of America North of Mexico
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Genus Xanthophyto Townsend, 1916

XANTHOPHYTO Townsend, 1916a: 627. Type species: Nemoraea labis Coquillett, 1895, by original designation.
XANTHOERNESTIA Townsend, 1926: 39. Type species: Xanthoernestia antennalis Townsend, 1926, by original designation.

antennalis (Townsend, 1926).– British Columbia, California, Utah, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Georgia (S&A, 1965), Mexico, Alberta, Ontario to Nova Scotia (CNC).
– Xanthoernestia antennalis Townsend, 1926: 40. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, New Hampshire, base of Mount Washington (on flowers of Anaphalis).

labis (Coquillett, 1895).– British Columbia to California and New Mexico, also Ontario, Vermont (S&A, 1965).
– Nemoraea labis Coquillett, 1895d: 104. Type data: holotype female (USNM). Type locality: USA, Washington.

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 531)*
Lepidoptera, Aegeriidae
Vespamima pini (Kellicott)
Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae
Malacosoma incurvum incurvum (H. Edwards)
Lepidoptera, Olethreutidae
Sciaphila duplex (Walsingham)

Xanthophyto species

Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 531) for Xanthophyto spp.*
Lepidoptera, Geometridae
Sabulodes truxaliata (Guenée)
Lepidoptera, Oecophoridae
Depressaria pastinacella (Duponchel)
Lepidoptera, Pyralidae
Dioryctria amatella (Hulst)
Lepidoptera, Tortricidae
Choristoneura fumiferana (Clemens)
Hosts from Arnaud (1978: 532) for probably Xanthophyto sp.*
Lepidoptera, Geometridae
Ennomos subsignarius (Hübner)


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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