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Checklist of Dolichopodidae s.str. of America North of Mexico
"The purpose of this checklist is to provide a current online list of the dolichopodid fauna of America north of Mexico that can be regularly updated as new taxa and changes in classification are published. This checklist records 57 genera, 1291 species and 3 subspecies of Dolichopodidae s.str. in America north of Mexico."

Cite as: Brooks, S.E., Cumming, J.M. and Pollet, M.A.A. 2005. Checklist of the Dolichopodidae s.str. (Diptera) of America north of Mexico (1st Edition). PDF document, 18 pp.

Cumming J.M., Brooks S.E. (2006) Homepage for Empidoidea resources
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Flies of Illinois
Our own Angella Moorehouse has been photographing plants and bugs in Illinois for years and she has put together a free downloadable guide to many of the flies she has photographed in Illinois. You will likely find it useful throughout much of the Midwest and Northeast. Enjoy! Thank you, Angella!

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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