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Review of Euthera (Diptera: Tachinidae) in North America with the description of a new species

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 March 2012

James E. O'Hara*
Canadian National Collection of Insects, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 960 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0C6 (e-mail:


Euthera Loew is a small but cosmopolitan genus of Tachinidae with distinctive smoky black cross bands on the wings. There are three described species in North America, Euthera bicolor Coquillett, Euthera setifacies Brooks, and Euthera tentatrix Loew. A new species from California and New Mexico is described as Euthera woodisp. nov. in honour of dipterist D. Monty Wood. A key and digital images are provided for the identification of the four species, and the three previously described species are diagnosed. Oebalus mexicana (Sailer) and Nezara viridula (L.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) are new host records for E. bicolor and E. tentatrix, respectively.


Euthera Loew est un genre petit, mais cosmopolite, de Tachinidae qui possède des bandes transversales noir fuligineux caractéristiques sur les ailes. Il y a trois espèces décrites en Amérique du Nord, Euthera bicolor Coquillett, Euthera setifacies Brooks et Euthera tentatrix Loew. Une nouvelle espèce, Euthera woodisp. nov., décrite ici de Californie et du Nouveau-Mexique, honore le diptérologue D. Monty Wood. Une clef et des images digitales permettent l'identification des quatre espèces et des diagnoses sont fournies pour les trois espèces décrites précédemment. Oebalus mexicana (Sailer) et Nezara viridula (L.) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) sont signalés comme hôtes nouveaux respectivement d’ E. bicolor et E. tentatrix.

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