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Monograph of the North American Empidoidea
By Melander, Axel Leonard
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Volume 28, p.195 - 368, 1902
Complete descriptions of Dance Flies (Empidoidea) species, including keys and figures.

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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)...as 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 )
By DONALD W. WEBB, STEPHEN D. GAIMARI, MARTIN HAUSER, KEVIN C. HOLSTON, MARK A. METZ, MICHAEL E. IRWIN, GAIL E. KAMPMEIER & KRISTIN
Magnolia Press, 2013

The genus Lasia (Diptera, Cyrtidae) in North America, with descriptions of two new species
By Bequaert J.
Am. Mus. Novit. 455: 1-11, 1931

Phylogeny and classification of Rhagionidae, with implications for Tabanomorpha (Diptera: Brachycera)
By Kerr P.H.
Zootaxa 2592: 1–133, 2010

Horse flies and deer flies of West Virginia: an illustrated key (Diptera, Tabanidae)
By Drees, B.M., L. Butler, and L.L. Pechuman
West Virginia University Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 674, 1980

The Diptera, or true flies, of Illinois I. Tabanidae
By Pechuman, L.L., D.W. Webb, & H.J. Teskey
Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 33: 1-121, 1983

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