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Family Stratiomyidae - Soldier flies


Soldier fly larvae in America north of Mexico
By McFadden M.W.
Proc. US Natl. Mus. 121: 1-72, 1967

A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera): a supplement with revisionary notes and errata
By Woodley N.E.
Myia 12: 379-415, 2011

A world catalog of the Stratiomyidae (Insecta: Diptera)
By Woodley N.E.
North American Dipterists' Society. Washington, DC. 475 pp., 2001
Abstract
NB: updates/corrections in(1)

A review of the Nearctic Beridinae (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
By M.T. James
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 32: 543-548, 1939
Abstract here, or viewable online here.

Keys to Allognosta, Hexodonta, Beris, and Actina.

A review of the Nearctic Stratiomyini (Diptera, Stratiomyidae)
By M.T. James and G.C. Steyskal
Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 45: 385-412, 1952
Abstract here.

Includes keys to Stratiomys, Psellidotus (as Labostigmina), and Hoplitimyia.

The soldier flies of Canada and Alaska (Diptera: Stratiomyidae): I. Beridinae, Sarginae, and Clitellariinae
By McFadden M.W.
The Canadian Entomologist 104: 531-562, 1972
Abstract
[full text not available online, but i have a pdf, courtesy M.H.]

The Soldier Flies or Stratiomyidae of California
By James, M. T.
University of California Press, 1960
Available from the Essig Museum web site at the link: http://essig.berkeley.edu/documents/cis/cis06_5.pdf. The treatment is technical, but (with patience and perseverance) helpful for working on California Stratiomyidae. Some comments: [list]
  • There are keys to California genera and species...but they are not complete as known and recognized by the author in 1960: e.g. the Euparyphus-Aocletus complex appears in couplet 16 of the key to genera, but is not discussed further; and the subfamily Pachygastrinae is not treated). Also, genus Odontomyia is treated under the name Eulalia.

  • Three new species of diptera
    By Greene, Charles T
    Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, volume 20, on pages 69-71, 1918
    descriptions of Myxosargus nigricormis, as well as Madiza conicola and Chrysotoxum coloradensis

    ITIS says Madiza conicola is a junior synonym of Hapleginella conicola and that Chrysotoxum coloradense is an invalid junior synonym of Chrysotoxum fasciatum. There’s no ITIS listing for Chrysotoxum coloradensis as it’s spelled in the original paper.

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