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Species Eristalis tenax - Drone Fly


Eristalis (Diptera: Syrphidae) from America North of Mexico
By Telford H.S.
Ann. Ent. Soc. Am. 63(5): 1201-1210, 1970

Revision of the Eristalis flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) of the Americas south of the United States
By Thompson F.C.
Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 92: 209-237, 1997

A review of the genus Eristalis Latreille in North America
By Hull F.M.
Ohio J. Sci. 25: 11-45, 1925

Austalis, a new genus of flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) with revisionary notes on related genera
By Thompson F.C.
Zootaxa 246: 1-19, 2003

Revision of the nearctic species of Helophilus and allied genera
By C. H. Curran and C. L. Fluke
Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 1926
Volume 2 of Manual of Nearctic Diptera cites this reference as the latest for a few genera of Eristalini.

Online at http://digicoll-dev.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=article&did=WI.WT1926.CHCurran&id=WI.WT1926&isize=M

Syrphidae of Southern Illinois: Diversity, floral associations, and preliminary assessment of their efficacy as pollinators.
By Jacob L. Chisausky et al.
Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e57331, 2020
Just out, 29 Oct. 2020 -
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Species accounts of European Syrphidae (Diptera), 2014
By Speight M.C.D.
Syrph the Net, the database of European Syrphidae 78, 321 pp., 2014

Field Guide to the Flower Flies of Northeastern North America
By Jeffrey H. Skevington and Michelle M. Locke, Andrew D. Young, Kevin Moran, William J. Crins and Stephen A. Marshall
Princeton University Press, 2019
More than 500 pages on Syrphidae! Illustrated with photographs, including some by BugGuide members.Publisher's website:
https://press.princeton.edu/titles/14224.html