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Family Phoridae - Scuttle Flies


Revision of the Apocephalus pergandei-group of ant-decapitating flies (Diptera: Phoridae)
By Brown, B.V.
Contributions in Science, 496: 1-58, 2002
This paper can be downloaded, along with many more of Brian's papers, at http://phorid.net/pubs/

Striking sexual dimorphism and its taxonomic consequences among New World phorid flies
By Brian Brown
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 1986
Brown, B. (1986): Striking sexual dimorphism and its taxonomic consequences among New World phorid flies. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88: 787-788. Available @ BHL.

A review of Pseudacteon (Diptera: Phoridae) that parasitize ants of the Solenopsis geminata complex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
By Plowes R.M., LeBrun E.G., Brown B.V., Gilbert L.E.
Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 102: 937-958, 2009

A molecular phylogenetic analysis of genus Anevrina (Dip: Phoridae), with the description of a new species and updated world key
By Smith P.T., Brown B.T.
Zootaxa 2397: 29–40, 2010

Phylogeny of the Syrphoidea (Diptera) inferred from mtDNA sequences and morphology...
By Skevington J.H., Yeates D.K.
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 16: 212–224, 2000
Full title: Phylogeny of the Syrphoidea (Diptera) inferred from mtDNA sequences and morphology with particular reference to classification of the Pipunculidae (Diptera)
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Monographs of the Diptera of North America
By Hermann Loew
Smithsonian Institution, Volume 6, 1862
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Catalogue of American Nycteribiidae (Diptera, Hippoboscoidea)
By Gustavo Graciolli, Analía G. Autino & Guillermo L. Claps
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 51(2): 142-159, 2007

The Secret Life of Flies
By Erica McAlister
Natural History Museum, London, 2017
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