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Superfamily Asiloidea

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A revision of the North American flies belonging to the genus Apiocera (Diptera, Apioceridae)
By Mont A. Cazier
Bulletin of the AMNH ; vol. 171, pp. 287-467, 1982
Full Text

An excellent and detailed reference for this fascinating family of flies.

There is also a 1985 companion/addendum publication by Cazier from the American Museum of Natural History entitled:

"New species and notes on flies belonging to the genus Apiocera (Diptera, Apioceridae)", American Museum Novitates, no. 2837, pp. 1-28.

It treats an additional 5 new NA species (A. mulegeae, warneri, varia, constricta, and lavignei), has revised keys for the entire genus, and also includes descriptions of previously unknown females of the species augur, alleni, exta, and voragocolis.

The genus Mallophora and related Asilid genera
By Cole F.R., Pritchard A.E.
Univ. of Calif. Publications in Entomology 36: 43-100, 1964

The genera Stenopogon Loew and Scleropogon Loew in America north of Mexico (Diptera: Asilidae)
By Wilcox J.
California Academy of Sciences, occ. paper 89: 1-134, 1971

A review of the subfamily Cylleniinae with a world revision of the genus Thevenetimyia Bigot (Eclimus auct.) (Dipt.:Bombyliidae)
By Hall J.C.
Univ. of Calif. Publications in Entomology 56: 1-85, 1969

A revision of the Scenopinidae (Diptera) of the world
By Kelsey, L.P.
Bulletin of the United States National Museum 277: 1-336, 1969
Online here.

The American genera of Mydidae (Diptera) with the description of three new genera and two new species
By Wilcox, J., Papavero, N.
Arquivos Zoologica (São Paulo, Brazil), Vol. 21 (2):41–119, 1971
      Full Text   (from the Arquivos de Zoologia web site of the University of São Paulo)

Contains an excellent review of general info for New World Mydidae on biogeography, life history and ecology, and morphology (including terminology...illustrated by numerous figures) well as a key to the New World genera and detailed diagnoses thereof.

Studies of Mydidae (Diptera). IVb. Mydas and allies in the Americas (Mydinae, Mydini)
By Joseph Wilcox, Nelson Papavero, Therezinha Pimentel
Museu Paraense "Emilo Goeldi", Coleção Emilie Snethlage, Belém, Brazil, 1989
This small book (139 pages) has keys, detailed descriptions, range maps, etc.

It treats many taxa, mostly neotropical and outside our area, but it includes our species in the genera Mydas and Stratiomydas.

An annotated catalogue of the New World Therevidae (Zootaxa 3600 (1): 001 – 105 )
Magnolia Press, 2013

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