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Subfamily Dolichopodinae


The Dipterous genus Dolichopus in North America
By M. C. Van Duzee, F. R. Cole, and J. M. Aldrich
United States National Museum Bulletin 116, 1921
This is the last revision of the entire genus Dolichopus in North America (it will also work in Mexico, which has no additional species). Descriptions of all species are included. The key to species was supplemented a decade later(1) to account for species described in the 1920s, but dozens more species have been described since the 1930s.

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Key to Nearctic Dolichopus Latreille (Diptera)
By M. C. Van Duzee and C. H. Curran
American Museum Novitates 683 and 684, 1934
This is the last key to the entire genus Dolichopus for North America. Robinson (1964) has a key to males of Southeastern species. Stekyskal (1973) has a key to "Group B."

Full text of vol. 683 at AMNH (males)
Full text of vol. 684 at AMNH (females)

A Synopsis of the Dolichopodidae of the Southeastern United States and Adjacent Regions
By Harold Robinson
Entomological Society of America, 1964
Miscellaneous Publications of the Entomological Society of America 4:103-192

Includes keys to species, typically for the Eastern United States.

Catalog of the Dolichopodidae (Diptera) of America north of Mexico
By Marc A. A. Pollet et al.
American Museum of Natural History, 2003
Online at AMNH

Abstract:
"A catalog of the American species of Dolichopodidae north of Mexico is provided. Fifty-five valid genera and 1288 valid species and 3 subspecies in 14 subfamilies are listed. [...] For each genus, the species list is preceded by notes on its distribution, biology, and ecology as well as a list of pertinent keys and revisions, when such information is available. For each valid species name, the list includes the author, year of publication, page number of original description, type depository and locality, and distribution in North America by state or province and occurrence in other realms, as well as taxonomic notes wherever applicable. Additional distribution records from the literature have been added. [...] Statistics and comments on the history of North American dolichopodid research are presented. The diversity and distribution of Nearctic Dolichopodidae and their relationships with the fauna of other realms is tabulated and discussed."

Genera Insectorum 185
By A. L. Melander
P. Wytsman, 1928
Genera Insectorum fasc. 185 contains Melander's revision of Empididae.

It is available in the Biodiversity Heritage Library collection as the second half of the 184+185 pair.

Monographs of the Diptera of North America
By Hermann Loew
Smithsonian Institution, Volume 6, 1862
View Monograph here

Catalogue of American Nycteribiidae (Diptera, Hippoboscoidea)
By Gustavo Graciolli, AnalĂ­a G. Autino & Guillermo L. Claps
Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 51(2): 142-159, 2007

The Secret Life of Flies
By Erica McAlister
Natural History Museum, London, 2017
Available on Amazon.

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