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Subfamily Psychodinae - Moth Flies

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Manual of Nearctic Diptera, vol. 1
The main purpose of this new Manual of Nearctic Diptera is to provide an up-to-date, well-illustrated,easily interpretable means for identifying the families and genera of two-winged flies of America north of Mexico. It is also designed to be a basic reference to a wide spectrum of biosystematic information on Diptera for professional biologists, teachers, students, and informed amateurs.

Historically, the Manual is built upon earlier great works on the biosystematics of Nearctic Diptera.

published 1981

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Two new species and New Records of Psychoda Latreille from Brazil, with comments on Supraspecific Classification of the Genus
Two New Species and New Records of Psychoda Latreille (Diptera: Psychodidae: Psychodinae) From Brazil, With Comments on Supraspecific Classification of the Genus

Two new species of Brazilian Psychoda Latreille are described, and Psychoda alternata Say and P. zetoscota Quate are recorded for the first time from Brazil. Psychoda divaricata Duckhouse, already described from southern Brazil, was recorded in the northeastern part of that country, as well as in the eastern Amazon region. The supraspecific classification proposed for the species of Psychoda according to Quate (= Psychodini of Jeñek) are discussed. A new classification is suggested that considers only one genus, Psychoda, divided into 12 subgenera: subgenus Psychoda Latreille, subgenus Copropsychoda Vaillant, subgenus Falsologima Jeñek & Harten, subgenus Psychodula Jeñek, subgenus Psychomora Jeñek, subgenus Psychana Jeñek & Harten, subgenus Logima Eaton, subgenus Tinearia Schellenberg, subgenus Chodopsycha Jeñek, subgenus Ypsydocha Jeñek, subgenus Psychodocha Jeñek, and subgenus Psycha Jeñek. A list of the Psychoda species from Latin America and the Caribbean region is presented.

A Monograph of the North American Psochodidae, Including Ten New Species and an Aquatic Psychodid from Florida
Searchable PDF file created from a reprint of the work purchased from as part of the Scholar Select program. Blank pages and cover pages are excluded from this PDF. Inside cover insert states it is in the public domain.

Inside cover states: A MONOGRAPH of the North American Psychodidae, including ten new species and an aquatic psychodid from Florida., by Leonard Haseman, Columbia, Missouri, 1907. PRESENTED AS A THESIS IN ZOOLOGY FOR THE DEGREE OF ARTS INDIANA UNIVERSITY. [FROM TRANS. AMER. ENT. SOC. 1907]

Field/Photo ID for Flies: Fly Guide
Created by Even Dankowicz, and maintained by Zachary and Even Dankowicz.

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!
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Nearctic Diptera (Discover Life's IDnature guide)

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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