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Species Rhopalomyia californica - Coyote Brush Bud Gall Midge


Update for a catalog of the Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) of the world. Digital version 1.
This update to A Catalog of the Cecidomyiidae (Diptera) of the World (Gagné 2004b) will allow scientists
and others to track nomenclatural changes and the additional 680 species and 185 genera that have been described since
the cut-off date (sometime in 2003) for Gagné (2004b). The present totals are 6131 species and 783 genera, . This
update lists the taxonomic papers on the group known to me as of March 21, 2010. The original introduction that
follows is changed in minor ways to remain current, but the main points and modus operandi remain the same.
Some changes in presentation of the catalog are made here. All genera, species, and literature cited new to this

Fungus Gnats Online
"This site is documents taxonomy, biology, and evolutionary history of fungus gnats - flies of the superfamily Sciaroidea. It is an expert network effort to provide a trustful source of information and to establish cybertaxonomy for a wonderful group of insects."

Diptera.info
arguably, world's most vibrant and influential forum, image gallery, and info resource on Diptera

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Nearctic Diptera (Discover Life's IDnature guide)
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Identification Key to the Common Forensically Important Adult Flies (Diptera) of Northern Kentucky
Information and keys to important forensic flies in Kentucky.

Includes nice illustrations of fly anatomy, key to calyptrate families, and a key to species of Calliphoridae.


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The Diptera Site
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apparently a spinoff of(1); edited by Irina Brake, NHM London.
well worth exploring

Evenhuis N.L. (ed.) Catalog of the Diptera of the Australasian and Oceanian regions (online version)
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Thompson F.C., Pape T., Evenhuis N.L. (2013) Systema Dipterorum, Version 1.5
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Resource formerly maintained by USDA(1) and extensively cited in the guide as BDWD.
One important piece of info i don't see yet at the new site is the stats summary.