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A TAXONOMIC CONSPECTUS OF THE BLONDELIINI OF NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES (DIPTERA: TACHINIDAE)

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The species of the tribe Blondeliini of North and Central America and the West Indies (including Trinidad) are grouped into 55 genera. Included is an illustrated key to the genera, a diagnosis of each genus, a list of all generic synonyms, and a taxonomic catalogue of all species recorded from these regions, including their New World synonyms. Type status, type locality, and depository of primary type material is given for each nominal species. One hundred and seventy-seven new generic-level synonyms, 67 new species-level synonyms, and 321 new combinations are proposed. Didyma fuliginipennis Wulp, belonging to the tribe Eryciini, was assigned to the genus Ametadoria (see under lectotype designation of Didyma volucris Wulp). Three new species are described: Ligeria latigena n. sp., from Yukon; Policheta crassisetosa n. sp., from Oregon; and Steleoneura novemmaculata n. sp., from Yukon, Banks Island, and Victoria Island. Lectotypes are designated for 93 nominal species.

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Les espèces de la tribu Blondeliini d'Amérique du Nord, d'Amérique Centrale et des Antilles (Trinité compris) sont regroupées en 55 genres. L'ouvrage comprend une clé illustrée des genres, une diagnose de chaque genre, une liste synonymique des genres, et un catalogue taxonomique de toutes les espèces mentionnées de ces regions, avec leurs synonymes du Nouveau Monde. Le statut du specimen-type, la localite-type, et l'institution où est conservé le specimen-type sont indiqués pour chaque espèce nominale. Cent soixante-quatorze nouveaux synonymes de niveau générique, 67 nouveau synonymes de niveaux spécifique et 321 nouvelles combinaisons sont proposées. Didyma fuliginipennis Wulp, appartenant à la tribu des Eryciini, est transférée au genre Ametadoria (voir sous la désignation du lectotype de Didyma volucris Wulp). Trois nouvelles espèces, Ligeria latigena n. sp. du Yukon, Policheta crassisetosa n. sp. de l'Oregon, et Steleoneura novemmaculata n. sp. du Yukon et des îles de Banks et de Victoria, sont décrites. Des lectotypes sont designés pour 93 espèces nominales.

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