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Family Mydidae - Mydas Flies

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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) 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.

Review of the mydid genus Opomydas Curran (Diptera: Mydidae)
By Kondratieff B., Fitzgerald S.J.
Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 89: 348-353, 1996

A revision of the North American flies belonging to the genus Rhaphiomidas (Diptera, Apioceridae)
By Mont A. Cazier
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 182(2), pp. 181-263, 1985
The Full Text (PDF) can be downloaded from:

This is a useful reference treating the 23 taxa known at the time (among them a number of subspecies). Keys and detailed descriptions are given, as well as distributions, habitat, and other info of interest.

A more recent key, treating some additional species described after 1985, can be found in the 2010 paper by Van Dam(1). Note that while Cazier considered Rhaphiomidas as a genus within the family Apioc

A new species and key for Rhaphiomidas Osten Sacken (Diptera: Mydidae)
By Van Dam M.H.
Zootaxa 2622: 49-60, 2010

Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Kansas Entomological Society, 1928
Index of journal coverage from 1928-2012 (Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 85, No. 4), including titles and sample page.

Available online here (requires JSTOR access)

Monographs of the Diptera of North America
By Hermann Loew
Smithsonian Institution, Volume 6, 1862
View Monograph here

Catalogue of American Nycteribiidae (Diptera, Hippoboscoidea)
By Gustavo Graciolli, Analía G. Autino & Guillermo L. Claps
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 51(2): 142-159, 2007

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