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Species Chetogena tachinomoides


The North American species of parasitic two-winged flies belonging to the genus Phorocera and related genera
By Aldrich, J.M. & Webber, R.T
Proceedings of the United States National Museum 63 (Art. 17), No. 2486: 1–90, 1924
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Comment from John Carr: “Before using a name from these papers, check its current status in the online catalog”

Annotated catalogue of the Tachinidae (Insect, Diptera) of the Afrotropical Region, with the description of seven new genera
By O'Hara, James E. and Pierfilippo Cerretti
ZooKeys 575, 2016
In addition to cataloging the Tachinidae of Africa in preparation for the Manual of Afrotropical Diptera, this paper discusses recent developments in classification of world Tachinidae.

The Tachinids (Diptera: Tachinidae) of Central Europe: Identification Keys for the Species and Data on Distribution and Ecology
By Hans-Peter Tschorsnig and Benno Herting
State Museum of Natural Science, Stuttgart, 1994
translated by Rotraud Rayner & Chris Raper, 2001

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Revision of the Polideini (Tachinidae) of American north of Mexico
By O'Hara, J.E.
Studia dipterologica - Supplement 10, 2002

History of tachinid classification (Diptera, Tachinidae)
By O’Hara J.E.
ZooKeys 316: 1–34, 2013

A host-parasite catalog of North American Tachinidae (Diptera)
By Arnaud P.H.
USDA Miscellaneous Publication 1319: 1–860, 1978
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Note: an updated version of host data provided in this catalog is available in(1)

Tachinidae: evolution, behavior, and ecology
By Stireman J.O., III, O'Hara J.E., Wood D.M.
Annu. Rev. Entomol. 51: 525–555, 2006

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.