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The soldier flies of Canada and Alaska (Diptera: Stratiomyidae): I. Beridinae, Sarginae, and Clitellariinae
By McFadden M.W.
The Canadian Entomologist 104: 531-562, 1972
Abstract
[full text not available online, but i have a pdf, courtesy M.H.]

The Soldier Flies or Stratiomyidae of California
By James, M. T.
University of California Press, 1960
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: [list]
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Download online here

    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

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