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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).

  • Non-apoid flower-visiting fauna of Everglades National Park, Florida.
    By Pascarella, J.B., K.D. Waddington & P.R. Neal.
    Biodiversity and Conservation, 10(4): 551–566., 2001
    Springer Link

    Pascarella, J.B., K.D. Waddington & P.R. Neal. 2001. Non-apoid flower-visiting fauna of Everglades National Park, Florida. Biodiversity and Conservation, 10(4): 551–566.

    Abstract

    The non-apoid flower-visiting fauna of Everglades National Park (ENP), Florida, was surveyed during 1995–1997 as part of a community pollinator survey. One hundred and thirty one sampling trips were made to four areas of Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Chekika, Long Pine Key (LPK), and Flamingo). Species–month curves indicate that the sampling effort resulted in capture of most of the flower-visiting animal species in the park. A total of 143 insects and 1 bird species were recorded. Diptera were the most diverse group (55 spp.), followed by Lepidoptera (42 spp.) and non-apoid Hymenoptera (34 spp.). The majority of species were rare (56% of species were found on fewer than five trips). The highest diversity of species was found from January to May during the peak flowering period in some plant communities. The greatest total diversity was found in Long Pine Key and Shark Valley had the lowest diversity. Chekika and Flamingo were intermediate in diversity. Animals visited 178 plant species,∼26% of the potentially animal pollinated Angiosperm diversity of the park. Twenty-five species of plants had only non-apoid flower visitors; the majority of these species had only visits by Lepidoptera. Potentially important pollinator species include members of the Syrphidae, Coleoptera, and Lepidoptera. However, many of the flower-visiting species may not be effective pollinators. This study will be useful for designing sampling protocols for including invertebrates in assessments of ecological restoration underway in the Everglades ecosystem and for more detailed studies of the importance of non-apoid flower-visitors as effective pollinators.

     
     
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