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Subfamily Phasiinae

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A synopsis of the tachinid genus Leucostoma (Diptera)
By Reinhard H.J.
J. Kans. Ent. Soc. 29: 155-168, 1956

Notes on Trichopodini (Diptera, Larvaevoridae), with description of a new parasite of cotton stainers in Puerto Rico
By Sabrosky, C.W.
Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 1950
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I’m not sure how useful this 1950s paper is but it does have a key to 4 species of Xanthomelanodes found in the United States. A text version is also available at but the OCR isn’t great and none of the figures are available at that site.

Systematics of Phasia Latreille (Diptera: Tachinidae)
By Xuekui Sun and Stephen A. Marshall
Magnolia Press, 2003
Zootaxa 276

"The genus Phasia (Diptera, Tachinidae) is redefined and the world species (excluding Neotropical species) are revised. Six species-groups are defined, and seventy-five species are described or redescribed, including 31 new species. Revised host lists and distribution maps are given."


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North American two-winged flies of the genus Cylindromyia Meigen (Ocyptera of authors)
By Aldrich J.M.
Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. 68: 1-26, 1926

A revision of the North American species of the Rhodogyne complex (Diptera, Larvaevoridae)
By Brooks, A. R.
Canadian Entomologist 77:218-230, 1946
available here but behind a paywall

“Extract” available from the publisher’s website: “This paper is a revision of the North American species belonging to the Rhodogyne complex as they occur north of Mexico. Five genera and twelve species have been recognized from this region.”

Preliminary checklist of the Tachinidae (Diptera) of the world. Version 2
By O’Hara J.E., Henderson S.J., Wood D.M.
1039 pp., 2020
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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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