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Species Rhopalomyia californica - Coyote Brush Bud Gall Midge

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A guide to the breeding habits and immature stages of Diptera Cyclorrhapha
By P. Ferrar
Entomonograph volume 8, 1987
Part 1 is text; a survey of all literature of ecology and morphology of cyclorrhaphous fly larvae up to 1987. It is organized by family and includes many summary tables for particularly complex families such as Muscidae. Part 2 is all figures. These works are peerless in breadth as reference material and are well written enough to be worth reading in full.

The families and genera of North American Diptera
By Charles H. Curran
An interesting old book, 512 pages. Available as a free download from this web page (...but be forewarned, the PDF file is a whopping 33MB!). I get the feeling this work may be a bit of a "classic" in the literature of NA diptera. A biographical summary on the author appears here.

Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 2
By Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood.
Research Branch Agriculture Canada, 1987
This volume includes: corrections to Volume 1 and keys to genera for all Schizophoran flies, e.g. Aschiza, Acalyptratae, and Calyptratae.

An easier search to find family info on the PDF, courtesy of V. Belov:

To jump to family chapters in the PDF files, enter the following
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Acartophthalmidae 2:195 • Acroceridae 1:585 • Agromyzidae
2:205 • Anisopodidae 1:315 • Anthomyiidae 2:435 •
Anthomyzidae 2:223 • Apioceridae 1:551 • Asilidae 1:559

Manual of Nearctic Diptera Volume 1
By Varies for each chapter; edited by J.F. McAlpine, B.V. Petersen, G.E. Shewell, H.J. Teskey, J.R. Vockeroth, D.M. Wood.
Research Branch Agriculture Canada, 1981
This volume includes: introduction; chapters on morphological terms for adults and larva; keys to family for adults and larvae; keys to genera for all non-Schizophoran flies, e.g. "Nematocera", "Orthorrhapha," and Empidoidea.

An easier search to find family info on the PDF, courtesy of V. Belov:

To jump to family chapters in the PDF files, enter the following
numbers into the pdf viewer page # box (volume indicated before the
page #)
Acartophthalmidae 2:195 • Acroceridae 1:585 • Agromyzidae

A Catalog of the Diptera of America North of Mexico
By Alan Stone, et al.
United States Department of Agriculture, 1965
Nomenclature is dated, of course. One nice feature is range information.

The Flies of Western North America
By Frank R. Cole and Evert I. Schlinger
University of California Press, 1969
Although out of print, and in some respects out of date, I have consulted this tome numerous times where I had nothing else available. It has been a very valuable resource.
Since this book is out of print, the Amazon link doesn't seem to work. See here for internet availability: 1.

Catalogue of the Specimens of Neuropterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum
By Walker, Francis
British Museum (Natural History). Department of Zoology, 1: 1-658, 1852
Available online here

Forest and shade tree entomology
By Anderson R.F.
Wiley. 428 pp., 1960

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