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Species Hermetia illucens - Black Soldier Fly

 
 
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Soldier fly larvae in America north of Mexico
By McFadden M.W.
Proc. US Natl. Mus. 121: 1-72, 1967

A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera): a supplement with revisionary notes and errata
By Woodley N.E.
Myia 12: 379-415, 2011

A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
By Woodley N.E.
North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp., 2001
Abstract
NB: updates/corrections in(1)

A review of the Nearctic Beridinae (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
By M.T. James
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 32: 543-548, 1939
Abstract here, or viewable online here.

Keys to Allognosta, Hexodonta, Beris, and Actina.

A review of the Nearctic Stratiomyini (Diptera, Stratiomyidae)
By M.T. James and G.C. Steyskal
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 45: 385-412, 1952
Abstract here.

Includes keys to Stratiomys, Psellidotus (as Labostigmina), and Hoplitimyia.

The soldier flies of Canada and Alaska (Diptera: Stratiomyidae): I. Beridinae, Sarginae, and Clitellariinae
By McFadden M.W.
The Canadian Entomologist 104: 531-562, 1972
Abstract
[full text not available online, but i have a pdf, courtesy M.H.]

The Soldier Flies or Stratiomyidae of California
By James, M. T.
University of California Press, 1960
This work is available for download as a PDF file by clicking this link. Technical, but (with patience and perseverance) helpful for working on California Stratiomyidae. Some comments: [list]
  • There are keys to California genera and species...presumably complete as known and recognized by the author in 1960. (And modulo errors(?): e.g. the genus Euparyphus appears in couplet 16 of the key to genera, but I could not find the genus discussion or key to species anywhere within the PDF).
  • The PDF linked to above is missing pages 119 and 120 (which apparently contain various figures/plates).

  • An introduction to the immature stages of British flies
    By Smith K.G.V.
    An introduction to the immature stages of British flies
    By Smith K.G.V.
    RES Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects 10(14); 280 pp., 1989
    http://www.area51aliens.org

     
     
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