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The Soldier Flies or Stratiomyidae of California
By James, M. T.
University of California Press, 1960
Cite: 138779
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:
  • There are keys to California genera and species...but they are not complete as known and recognized by the author in 1960: the Euparyphus-Aocletus complex appears in couplet 16 of the key to genera, but is not discussed further; and the subfamily Pachygastrinae is not treated). Also, genus Odontomyia is treated under the name Eulalia.
  • The PDF linked to above is missing pages 119 and 120 (which apparently contain various figures/plates).
  • Many range maps are included (some of them rotated in the PDF, a minor irritation).

Does anybody have an original version of this document ?
It would be wonderful if the missing plates could be posted:
Plates 1 to 5 (p. 116(?) & p. 117) and
Plates 7 and 8 (p. 119 & p. 120).

New link
The link to the document has changed.
For the new link click here.

Thanks Emile
...I corrected/updated the link to the document.

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