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Genus Promachus - Giant Robber Flies

The genus Diogmites (Robber Flies) in eastern United States (Diptera: Asilidae)
By Artigas J.N.
Ohio J. Sci. 66(4): 401-421, 1966
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Nicely illustrated key, among other things.

The genus Mallophora and related Asilid genera
By Cole F.R., Pritchard A.E.
Univ. of Calif. Publications in Entomology 36: 43-100, 1964

Robber Flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Yukon
By Robert A. Cannings
Royal British Columbia Museum, P.O. Box 9815, Stn. Prov. Govt. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 9W2, 1997
Available as PDF doc from U. of Alberta, giving species accounts of 20 species recorded in Yukon.

Originally published as pp. 637–662 in H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa. 1034 pp. 1997.

Robber flies of Utah (Diptera: Asilidae)
By Nelson C.R.
Western North American Naturalist 47: 38-90, 1987

A literature-based checklist of Kansas robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae)
By Beckemeyer R.J.
The Prairie Naturalist 33(2): 65-92, 2001

Phylogeny of Asilidae inferred from morphological characters of imagines (Insecta: Diptera: Brachycera: Asiloidea)
By Dikow T.
Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 319: 1–175, 2009
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A phylogenetic hypothesis for Asilidae based on a total evidence analysis of morphological and DNA sequence data...
By Dikow T.
Organisms Diversity & Evolution 9(3): 165–188, 2009

Catalog of the robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of the Nearctic Region [unpublished draft]
By Fisher E.M., Wilcox J.
45 pp., 1997
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