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Family Sarcophagidae - Flesh Flies

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Pictorial identification key for species of Sarcophagidae (Diptera) of potential forensic importance in southern Brazil
By Vairo, K.P., C.A. de Mello-Patiu & C.J.B. de Carvalho
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 55(3): 333-347, 2011
Online version and pdf here.

While not a study of North American taxa, the well-illustrated key may be of some benefit.

Biology of Eumacronychia Townsend, with a redescription of E. persolla Reinhard, 1965 (Diptera, Sarcophagidae)
By Wen-tian Xu, Dong Zhang, Thomas Pape
ZooKeys 783:55-65, 2018
Full text (PDF)

Revision of the genus Boettcheria in America north of Mexico (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)
By Dahlem, G.A. and W.L. Downes Jr.,
Insecta Mundi, 10: 77-103, 1996
Online here.

First record on the biology of Sarcophaga (Bulbostyla) (Diptera, Sarcophagidae)
By Pierre-Marc Brousseau, Marjolaine Giroux, I. Tanya Handa
ZooKeys 909: 59-66, 2020

Nearctic Species of Miltogrammini (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) Associated with Species of Aculeata
By Spofford, M.G., Kurczewski, F.E. & Downes, W.L.
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, Vol. 62, No. 2 (Apr., 1989), pp. 254-267, 1989
full title: Nearctic Species of Miltogrammini (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) Associated with Species of
Aculeata (Hymenoptera: Vespoidea, Pompiloidea, Sphecoidea, Apoidea)
JSTOR link here.

North American Species of Cuterebra, the Rabbit and Rodent Bot Flies (Diptera: Cuterebridae)
By Curtis W. Sabrosky
Entomological Society of America, College Park Maryland, 1986
This is the most current key to the 40 species of Cuterebra bot flies in North America. The key is meant for having the specimen in hand, and not all species are pictured, so takes some effort to use the key. But nice range maps and packed with information about each species of bot. Excellent bibliography for more detailed information, if desired. This is the best book on bots out there, but those not familar with terminology may struggle with it.

Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha)...
By S.N. Kutty, T. Pape, B.M. Wiegmann, R. Meier
Systematic Entomology 35: 614–635, 2010
Full title: Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) with an emphasis on the superfamily Oestroidea and the position of Mystacinobiidae and McAlpine’s fly

DIPTERA: an Introduction to Flies
By Nikita Vikhrev
Phyton publisher, Moscow, 2020
Available on NHBS (UK):
Diptera: An Introduction to Flies is easy to read and gives a general introduction to this order of amazing insects.
The book was first published in Russian in 2019. the current English version was substantially extended and revised by the author and editors.
160 pages, 250 colour photos, hardback

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