Annotated Bibliography of North American Laphriini North of Mexico
(a few references on Palaearctic Laphriini are included, as well as a few essential general asilid references)

[BHL = Biodiversity Heritage Library, HTL = HathiTrust Digital Library, CHLA = Core Historical Literature of Agriculture, PDF = Offsite PDF, DJVU = Onsite DJVU]

Adisoemarto, S. 1967. The Asilidae (Diptera) of Alberta. Quaest. Entomol. 3:3-90. [PDF]

Aldrich, J. M. 1905. A catalogue of North American Diptera. Smithsonian Misc. Coll. 46:1-680.

Alexander, C. P. 1940. The Presidential Range of New Hampshire as a biological environment, with particular reference to the insects. Am. Midl. Natur. 24:104-132 (p. 121, Laphria altitudinum listed as element of Hudsonian Zone). [PDF]

Andrews, A. W. 1918. Diptera collected on Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan. Univ. Michigan Mus. Zool. Occ. Pap. No. 53 (p. 5, Dasyllis posticata Say, Laphria gilva Linn.). [PDF]

Back, E. A. 1904. New species of North American Asilidae. Canadian Entomol. 36:289-293 (p. 289, Dasyllis cinerea, sp. nov.; p. 290, Dasyllis Fernaldi, sp. nov.). [BHL]

Baker, N. T. and R. L. Fischer. 1975. A taxonomic and ecologic study of the Asilidae of Michigan. Great Lakes Entomol. 8(2):31-91. [PDF]

Banks, N. 1911. Four new species of Asilidae. Can. Entomol. 43:128-130 (p. 130, Laphria dispar, n. sp; Laphria sericea, Laphria aeatus.). [BHL]

Banks, N. 1913. Notes on Diptera. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 15:52 (Laphria disparella n. n). [BHL]

Banks, N. 1917. Synopsis of the genus Dasyllis (Asilidae). Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 12:52-55. [BHL]

Barnes, J. K., Lavers, N., and H. Raney. 2007. Robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Arkansas, U.S.A.: Notes and a checklist. Entomol. News 118(3):241-258 (p. 246, Laphria affinis Macquart, Laphria divisor (Banks), Laphria vorax (Bromley); p. 253, Lampria bicolor (Weidemann), Lampria rubriventris (Macquart), Laphria affinis Macquart, Laphria aktis McAtee; p. 254, Laphria apila Bromley, Laphria cinerea (Back), Laphria divisor (Banks), Laphria flavicollis Say, Laphria grossa Fabricius, Laphria index McAtee, Laphria ithypyga McAtee, Laphria lata Macquart, Laphria macquarti (Banks), Laphria saffrana Fabricius, Laphria sericea Say, Laphria sicula McAtee, Laphria thoracica Fabricius, Laphria vorax (Bromley)). [BHL]

Bedell, P. 2010. A preliminary list of the robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of Virginia. Banisteria, 36:3-19.

Bell, E. L. 1921. Collecting notes. Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 16: 96-97. (p. 97, Dasyllis thoracia with the beetle, Typocerus velutinus Oliv. as prey). [BHL]

Bertram, G. C. L. 1935. The low temperature limit of activity of arctic insects. , J. Animal Ecology 4(1):35-42 (A European species, Laphria flava is among a large group of insects studied in Greenland and Finland. The studied insects also include several other species of European robber flies.)

Beutenmüller, W. 1904. The types of Diptera in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 20:87-89 (p. 88, Laphria astur O. S.). [PDF]

Bigot, J. M. F. 1878. Dipteres nouveaux ou peu connus. Tribu des Asilidi. Ann. Soc. Entomol. Fr., ser. 5, 8:31-48, 213-240, 401-446.

Blanton, F. S. 1939. Collecting notes on the family Asilidae (Diptera). Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 34:229-235.

Brimley, C. S. 1922. List of the robberflies (Asilidae, Diptera) of North Carolina. Entomol. News 33:294-298 (p. 296, Dasyllis affinis Macq., Dasyllis champlaini Walton, Dasyllis cinerea Back, Dasyllis divisor Banks, Dasyllis flavicollis Say, Dasyllis grossa Fabr., Dasyllis posticata Say, Dasyllis sacrator Walker, Dasyllis thoracica Fabr., Dasyllis virginica Bks., Lampria bicolor Wied., Lampria rubriventris Macq., Laphria aktis McAtee, Laphria index McAtee, Laphria saffrana Fabr.; p. 297, Laphria sericea Say, Laphria sicula McAtee) . [BHL]

Brimley, C. S. 1938. The Insects of North Carolina, Being a List of the Insects of North Carolina and Their Close Relatives. N. C. Dep. Agric., Div. Entomol., 560 pp. (p. 338, B.[ombomima] affinis Mcq., B. champlainii Walton, B. cinerea Back, B. divisor Bks., B. flavicollis Say, B. grossa Fab., B. posticata Say, B. sacrator Wlk., B. thoracica Fab., B. virginica Bks.; L.[ampria] bicolor Wied., L. rubriventris Mcq., L. sp. (near rubriventris but abdomen black); L.[aphria] aktis McAtee, L. saffrana Fab., L. scorpio McAtee, L. sericea Say, L. sicula McAtee). [HTL]

Britton, W. E. 1920. Check list of the insects of Connecticut. Conn. Geol. Nat. Hist. Sur. Bull. 31 (p. 178, L.[ampria] bicolor Wiedemann; D.[asyllis] champlainii Walton, D. flavicollis Say, D. grossa Fabricius, D. posticata Say, D. thoracica Fabricius; L.[aphria] canis Williston, L. gilva Linnaeus). [BHL]

Bromley, S. W. 1914. Asilids and their prey. Psyche 21:192-198 (p. 193, Dasyllis thoracica as prey of spider, Theridium tepidarorium; p. 197, Daysllis thoracica with the bee Halictus lerouxii and the beetles Macrodactylus subspinosus and Glyptoscelis pubescens as prey; two instances of Dasyllis posticata with the beetle Aphodius fimetarius as prey; and Dasyllis flavicollis with the beetle Telephorus carolinensis as prey). [PDF]

Bromley, S. W. 1924. New robber flies (Asilidae, Diptera). Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 5:125-127. (pp. 126-127, description of Laphria altitudinum; Text-fig 1-2, L. sericea, 3-4, L. altitudinum) . [BHL]

Bromley, S. W. 1928. Some North American Asilidae, their models and their prey recorded. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 2:54.

Bromley, S. W. 1929. Notes on the asilid genera Bombomima and Laphria with descriptions of three new species and two new varieties (Diptera). Can. Entomol. 61:157-161.

Bromley, S. W. 1930. Bee-killing robber flies. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 38:159-176.

Bromley, S. W. 1931a. New Asilidae, with a revised key to the genus Stenopogon Loew: (Diptera). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 24(2):427-435 (p. 434-435, Bombomima engelhardti, new species). [CHLA]

Bromley, S. W. 1931b. A preliminary annotated list of the robber flies of Ohio (Diptera: Asilidae). Ohio State Univ. Mus. Sci. Bull. 1(2):1-19, Pls. 1-4.

Bromley, S. W. 1933. Additions to the Ohio list of robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae). Ohio J. Sci. 33:204 (Bombomima champlainii).

Bromley, S. W. 1934a. The robber flies of Texas (Diptera, Asilidae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 27(1):74-113 (p. 75, Bombomima flaviollis, B. macquartii; p. 77, Lampria rubriventris; p. 84, Laphria saffrana, Bombomima flavicollis, B. macquartii, B. lata, B. nigella, Lampria rubriventris, L. bicolor; p. 93, Bombomima nigella n. sp.; p. 103, Laphria melanogaster Wiedemann, Laphria saffrana Fabricius, Bombomima flavicollis Say, Bombomima lata Macquart, Bombomima macquartii Banks, Bombomima nigella n. sp., Lampria bicolor Wiedemann, Lampria rubriventris Macquart; Plate I, Fig. 2, Bombomima (Dasyllis) macquartii (Banks); Plate I, Fig. 10, Bombomima (Dasyllis) flavicollis (Say); Plate II, Fig. 2, Lampria bicolor Wiedemann). [CHLA]

Bromley, S. W. 1934b. Additions to the Ohio list of robber flies. II. (Diptera: Asilidae). Ohio J. Sci. 34:163-164.

Bromley, S. W. 1934c. The Laphriinae robber flies of North America (Diptera: Asilidae). Ohio State Univ. Press No. 14:125-134.

Bromley, S. W. 1934d. The Laphriine robber flies of North America. Ph.D. Dissertation. The Ohio State University.

Bromley, S. W. 1936. Asilids feeding on bumblebees in New England. Psyche 43:14 (Bombomima (Dasyllis) grossa (Fabr.), B. thoracica (Fabr.)). [PDF]

Bromley, S. W. 1942. Bee-Killing asilids in New England. Psyche 49:81-83 (p. 82, Bombomima thoracica Fabr., Bombomima grossa Fabr., Bombomima flavicollis Say). [PDF]

Bromley, S. W. 1945. Robber fly and Japanese beetle. Bull. Brooklyn Entomol. Soc. 40:44-47.

Bromley, S. W. 1946. Guide to the insects of Connecticut. VI. The Diptera, or true flies of Connecticut. Third Facicle. Asilidae. Conn. Geol. Nat. Hist. Surv. Bull. 69:1-48.

Bromley, S. W. 1947. Ohio robber flies. IV. (Diptera: Asilidae). Ohio J. Sci. 47:67-68 (p. 67, Laphria ithypyga McAtee, Bombomima posticata Say; p. 68, Bombomima thoracica Fabr.). [PDF]

Bromley, S. W. 1948. Honey-bee predators. J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 56:195-199 (p. 196-197, Bombomima thoracica, Bombomima grossa, Bombomima flavicollis).

Bromley, S. W. 1950a. Florida Asilidae (Diptera) with description of one new species. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 43(2):227-239, 1 pl. (p. 233, Lampria bicolor Wiedemann, Lampria rubriventris Macquart; p. 234, Laphria saffrana Fabricius, Bombomima cinerea Back, Bombomima flavicollis Say, Bombomima floridensis Bromley, Bombomima grossa Fabricius, Bombomima lata Macquart, Bombomima pulchella Bromley, Bombomima thoracica Fabricius, Bombomima virginica Banks; Plate I, Fig. 12, Laphria saffrana; Plate I, Fig. 13, Bombomima floridensis). [CHLA]

Bromley, S. W. 1950b. Ohio robber flies. V. (Diptera: Asilidae). Ohio J. Sci. 50:229-234 (p. 231, Bombomima thoracica Fabricius; p. 232, Bombomima thoracica as an excellent mimic of the bumblebees Bombus impatiens or B. vagans, Bombomima grossa as a possible mimic of the guest bumblebee Psythirus laboriosus Fabr., Bombomima flavicollis as a good mimic of the sand bee Andrena carlini Ckll., Bombomima divisor as a poor mimic of the bald-baced hornet Vespa maculata, Bombomima virginica as a good mimic of the worker of the bumblebee Bombus impatiens; p. 234, Bombomima thoracica) . [PDF]

Bromley, S. W. 1950c. Records and descriptions of Asilidae in the collection of the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (Diptera). Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Mich., No. 527: 1-5 (p. 2, Dasyllis insignis, Bombomima royalensis, new species; p. 3, B. insignis (Banks), B. royalensis, B. posticata var. scutellaris Bromley; p. 4, Bombomima affinis). [PDF]

Bromley, S. W. 1951. Asilid notes (Diptera), with description of thirty-two new species. Am. Mus. Novit. 1932:1-36 (p. 21, Bombomima; p. 22, Bombomima apila, new species, [B.] champlainii Walton, [B.] grossa Fabricius, Bombomima asturina, new species, [B.] fernaldi Back; p. 23, [Dasyllis] astur Walker, [Dasyllis] californicus Banks, Bombomima fattigi, new species, [B.] champlainii Walton, [B.] vorax Bromley). [PDF]

Brown, C. J. D. 1927. A morphological and systematical study of Utah Asilidae (Diptera). Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. 54:295-320, 3 pls (p. 288, Dasyllis and Laphria; p. 299, Dasyllis fernaldi; p. 306, Dasyllis fernaldi Back). [CHLA]

Byers, G. W., F. Blank, W. J. Hanson, D. F. Beneway, and R. W. Fredrichson. 1962. Catalogue of the types in the Snow Entomological Museum. III (Diptera). Univ. Kans. Sci. Bull. 43:131-181.

Candan, S, Suludere, Z. Hasbenli, A, Cagiran, N., Lavigne, R. and A. Scarbrough. 2004. Ultrastructure of the chorion of Dioctria flavipennis Meigen, 1820 (Diptera: Asilidae: Stenopogoninae) compared with those of fourteen asilid species from the Mid-Atlantic Region of North America. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 106(4):811-825 (p. 811, Laphria divisor (Banks), L. flavicollis Say, L. ithypgi McAtee, L. sicula McAtee, L. virginica (Banks); p. 813, Laphria ithypgi, Laphria flavicollis; p. 815, Laphria sicula, Laphria flavicollis, Laphria divisor [Fig. 9]; p. 816 (Table 2), Laphria divisor (Banks), Laphria flavicollis (Say), Laphria ithypgi McAtee, Laphria virginica (Banks); p. 818, Laphria ithypgi [Figs. 11-12], Laphria divisor [Fig. 15], Laphria flavicollis, Laphria sicula, Laphria virginica; p. 819, Laphria flavicollis [Fig. 19], Laphria sicula [Fig. 20]; p. 820, Laphria ithypgi; p. 821, Laphria ithypgi [Fig. 22], Laphria virginica [Fig. 23]; p. 823, Laphria virginica [Fig. 29], Laphria flavicollis [Fig. 33]). Throughout the paper Laphria ithypyga is consistently mispelled as L. ithypgi). [BHL]

Cannings, R. A. 1983. Laphria ventralis Williston -- new to Canada. Boreus 3(1): 4.

Cannings, R. A. 1994. Robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) new to Canada, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories: with notes on distribution and habitat. J. Entomol. Soc. British Columbia 91: 19-26.

Cannings, R. A. 1997. Robber flies of the Yukon, pp. 637-662 IN H.V. Danks and J.A. Downes (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods),Ottawa. 1034 pp.

Cannings, R. A. 2010. Robber flies (Insecta: Diptera: Asilidae) of the montane cordillera ecozone. 22-page web PDF, no page numbers (21 spp. total in genus listed; for Laphria s. str.--L. astur, L. asturina, L. columbica, L. fernaldi, L. partitor, L. sackeni, L. insignis, and L. posticata; for Laphria (Choerades)--L. aimatis, L. felis, L. ferox, L. milvina, L. vivax, L. sadales, and L. gilva; for other groups--L. asackeni, L. vultur, and L. janus in one, and L. franciscana, L. index, and L. scorpio in the other; Fig. 4, color photo of female L. felis.)

Cannings, R. A. 2012. A checklist of the robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae) of British Columbia. Web Page.

Chamberlin, W.J. 1939. The bark and timber beetles of North America north of Mexico. Oregon State College Cooperative Association, Corvallis. 513 pp. (Fig. 34, Laphria vivax).

Champlain, A. B., and J. N Knull. 1923. Notes on Pennsylvania Diptera. Entomol. News 34:211-215 (p. 212, Dasyllis grossa with cicada, Tibicen sayi S. & G. as prey).

Clements, A. N. 1951. The use of the prosternum in classifying Asilidae (Diptera). Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond., ser. B, 20:10-14.

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1927. Zoology of Colorado. University of Colorado Press, Boulder. 262 pp. (p. 184, Dasyllis fernaldi). [BHL]

Cole, F. R. 1927. A study of the terminal abdominal structures of male Diptera (two-winged Flies). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 16(4): 397-499.

Cole, F. R. 1969. The flies of western North America. Univ. Calif. Press, Berkeley.

Cole, F. R., and A. L. Lovett. 1921. An annotated list of the Diptera (flies) of Oregon. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 11:197-344 (p. 258, Laphria felis crocea McAtee, Laphria ferox Will., Laphria gilva (Linn.), Laphria sadales Walk., Laphria vivax Will., Laphria vultur O. S.; p. 259, Laphria xanthippe Will., Dasyllis astur Loew, Dasyllis californica Banks, Dasyllis columbica Walk., Dasyllis fernaldi Back, Dasyllis sackeni Banks). [PDF]

Coquillett, D. W. 1910a. New genera and species of the North American Diptera. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 12:124-131 (p. 124, description of Dasyllis semitecta) .

Coquillett, D. W. 1910b. The type-species of the North American genera of Diptera. Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 37:499-647.

Criddle, N. 1921. The entomological record, 1920. Entomol. Soc. Ont. Ann. Rept. No. 51:72-90 (p. 84, Dasyllis californica Banks, Dasyllis fernaldi Banks, Dasyllis partitor Banks, Dasyllis insignis Banks, Laphria janus McA., Laphria felis O. S., Laphria ferox Willst., Laphria gilva Linn.).

Criddle, N., C. H. Curran, H. L. Viereck, and Buckell 1924. The entomological record, 1923. Entomol. Soc. Ont. Ann. Rept. No. 54:87-102.

Curran, C.H. 1928. Diptera, pp. 99-101 IN Criddle, N., The entomological record, 1927. Entomol. Soc. Ont. Ann. Rept. 58:99-103.

Curran, C. H. 1930. Report on the Diptera collected at the station for the study of insects, Harriman Interstate Park, New York. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 61:21-115 (p. 41, 5 spp. listed--Bombomima grossa, B. thoracica, B. sacrator, B. flavicollis, and Laphria canis).

Davis, W. T. 1910. Miscellaneous notes on collecting in Georgia. J. New York Entomol. Soc. 18:82-85 (p. 84, Laphria saffrana). [BHL]

Dennis, D. S., and J. K. Barnes. 2013. Pupal cases of four Nearctic species of Laphria (Diptera: Asilidae). Zootaxa 3681(4):478-492 (L. canis, L. ferox, L. macquarti, and L. posticata; key provided to pupal cases of 11 species (including listed four) of Laphria s. lat. Generic key also provided to distinguish pupal caes of Laphria s. lat. from those of Andrenosoma and Lampria [note: Lampria is in the Laphriini, Andrenosoma is not].).

Dennis, D. S., Barnes, J. K., and L. Knutson. 2008. Pupal cases of Nearctic robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae). Zootaxa 1868:1-98 (p. 20, key distinguishing between Laphria s. lat. and Lampria Macquart; p. 21, Figs. 1-3 (p. 14), description of pupal case of Lampria bicolor (Wiedemann); Figs. 6-7 (p. 16), p. 22-33, Figs. 9-15, key to and description of pupal cases of Laphria aimatis McAtee, Laphria flavicollis Say, Laphria index McAtee, Laphria sackeni (Banks), Laphria sericea Say, Laphria thoracica Fabricius, and Laphria virginica (Banks).).

Dennis, D. S., and R. J. Lavigne. 1976. Descriptions and notes on the pupae and pupal cases of ten species of Wyoming robber flies (Diptera: Asilidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 78:277-303 (Nothing specifically on Laphriini; included for background on pupal morphology). [BHL]

Enderlein, G. 1914. Dipterologische Studien. XI. Zur Kenntnis tropischer Asiliden. Zool. Anz. 44:241-263, 8 figs.

Engel, E. O. 1925-1930. Asilidae, vol. 4(24),pp. 1-491 IN E. Lindner, Die Fliegen der palaerktischen Region. Stuttgart.

Evans, H.E. 1970. Ecological-behavioral studies of the wasps of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Bull. Mus. Comparative Zool. 140(7): 451-511. (p. 487, Laphria vivax). [BHL]

Fabricius, J. C. 1775. Systema entomologiae . . . Flensburgi et Lipsiae.

Fabricius, J. C. 1805. Systema Antliatorum. Brunsvigae.

Fattig, P.W. 1945. The Asilidae or robber flies of Georgia. Emory Univ. Mus. Bull. No. 3.

Felt, E. P. 1910. Insect types in New York State Museum, pp. 119-122 IN 25th Report of the State Entomologist 1909. Education Dept. Bull. 475 (New York State Mus. Bull. 141), pp. 5-178 (p. 120, Dasyllis cinerea Back (cotype)).

Fisher, E.M. 1986. A reclassification of the robber fly tribe Andrenosomini, with a revision of the genus Dasyllis Loew (Diptera: Asilidae). Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Riverside. 361 pp.

Fletcher, J. 1905. Entomological record, 1904. Entomol. Soc. Ont. Ann. Rept. No. 35:56-78.

Fletcher, J. 1908. Entomological record, 1907. Entomol. Soc. Ont. Ann. Rept. No. 38:113-133 (p. 133, Laphria pubescens).

Foxlee, H. R. 1941. A list of nineteen species of Asilidae collected at Robson, B.C. (Diptera). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 38:14.

Foxlee, H.R. 1942. Asilidae from Robson, B. C. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Brit. Columbia 39: 35 (Bombomima columbica, Laphria ferox).

Franklin, H. J. 1912. The Bombidae of the New World. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 39:177-486 (pp. 238, Dasyllis thoracica Fabricius, D. affinis Macquart, D. tergissa (var.), and D. flavicollis Say all resemble Bombus impatiens and Psithyrus laboriosus, and all are found within the ranges of these two bee species; Dasyllis sacrator Walker resembles Bombus vagans and B. perplexus and is found within the ranges of these two bee species in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada; Dasyllis astur O. S. resembles Bombus californiens and B. vosnesenskii and it ranges with those species in the Pacific Coast States; last, Dasyllis posticata Say resembles Bombus fervidus females and both are distributed widely; pp. 237-239; discusses Batesian and aggressive mimicry of bumble bees by robber flies and syrphids.). [CHLA]

Free, J. B. and G. C. Butler. 1959. Bumble Bees. Collins, St. James Place, London. (The New Naturalist series; pp. 81-82, Dasyllis grossa).

Gabritschevsky, E. 1926. Convergence of coloration between American pilose flies and bumblebees (Bombus). Biol. Bull.. 51(4):269 - 886.(Divides American Laphria [Dasyllis at the time] and Bombus into three pattern groups, the first consisting of species in the eastern United States, the second also of eastern species, and the third of species in the Rockies (referred to as the Colorado area); p. 273, the first group, consisting of the robber flies Dasyllis lata, Dasyllis marquarti [sic], Das. sacraton [sic], and Das. champlaini, sharing a characteristic yellow-and-black abdominal pattern with six species of Bombus--namely, B. vagans, B. affinis, B. impatiens, B. separatus, B. bimaculatus, and B. perplexus; the second group, consisting of the robber flies Dasyllis dithoracica [sic] and Das. grossa, sharing a slightly different yellow-and-black abdominal pattern with three species of Bombus--namely B. pennsylvanicus, B. auricomus, and B. terricola; and last, on p. 275-276, 279, the third pattern group, consisting only of Dasyllis fernaldi, sharing red on the dorsum of the abdomen with twelve species of Bombus namely, B. sylvicola, B. huntii, B. melanopygus, B. eduardii, B. ternarius, B. centralis, B. borealis, B. gelidus, B. flavifrons, B. rufocinctus, B. kirbuellus, and B. appositus. Additionally on p. 277, Dasyllis lata var. a, D. champlaini, D. macquarti, and D. grossa are noted for having matching bands of color to several bumblebee species which mostly are not sympatric. The thoracic and abdominal color patterns of D. unicolor, D. insignis, D. posticata, D. divisor, D. cinerea, D. sp. ?, D. flavicolla [sic], D. virginica, D. grossa, D. lata var. a, D. champlaini, D. lata var. b, D. marquarti [sic], D. sacraton [sic], D. dithoracica var. a [sic], D. dithoracica var. b [sic], D. grossa var. a, and D. fernaldi are diagrammed in Plate II (p. 282, caption; p. 283, graphic). Dasyllis is consistently misspelled as "Dasylus" throughout the caption.)

Ghahari, H., Lavigne, R. J.,, and F. Geller-Grimm. 2007. Bibliography of Asilidae (Insecta: Diptera) 1996-2006. Far Eastern Entomologist 176:1-39.

Gibson, A. 1911. The entomological record for 1910. Entomol. Soc. Ont. Ann. Rept. No. 41:116.

Gibson, A. 1912. The entomological record, 1911. Entomol. Soc. Ont. Ann. Rept. No. 42:89-112.

Gibson, A. 1916. The entomological record, 1915. Entomol. Soc. Ont. Ann. Rept. No. 46:194-230.

Goslin, R. M. 1950. Some robber flies from Campbell County, Tennessee. J. Tenn. Acad. Sci. 25:303-306.

Greene, C. T. 1918. A contribution to the biology of North American Diptera. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 19:146-161, pls. 17-20 (Dasyllis thoracica Fabr., p. 146, 149-152, 157-158 [Pl. XVIII, Figs.s 1-5]). [BHL]

Greene, G. M. 1910. Feldman collecting social. Entomol. News 21:430-431 (p. 430, Dasyllus [sic] champlaini Walton). [BHL]

Greene, G. M. 1911. Feldman collecting social. Entomol. News 22(10):477-478 (Laphria sericea Say) . [BHL]

Grover, I. 1935. A note on Dasyllis. J. Entomol. Zool., Pomona College 27: 50 (Dasyllis astur).

Hancock, J. L. 1911. Nature Sketches in Temperate America. xviii + 451 pp., Chapter IV. Mimicry, with Examples (frontispiece of entire book; also p. 127-129, 131 [in subchapter titled The Bumblebee's Mimic], Dasyllis sacrata [sic]. The model is stated to be Bombus consimilis, and the observations were made at Lakeside, Berrien County, Michigan. Several types of prey are also listed.) [BHL ]

Hardy, G. A. and W. H. A. Preece. 1927. Additional notes on some Cerambycidae of Vancouver Island. Pan-Pacific Entomol. 4: 61-67 (Record a larva of Bombomimus [sic] astur Osten-Sacken preying on a larva of the cerambycid Ulochaetes leoninus LeConte.).

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Johnson, C. W. 1925b. Fauna of New England. Part 15. List of the Diptera or two-winged flies. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 7:3-326 (p. 117, L.[ampria] bicolor (Wiedemann); D.[asyllis] flavicollis (Say), D. insignis Banks, D. divisor Banks, D. posticata (Say), D. posticata var. virginica Banks, D. sacrator (Walker), D. thoracica Fabricius, D. champlainii Walton, D. grossa (Fabricius), D. cinera Back, D. affinis Macquart; p. 118, L.[aphria] aeatus Walker (L. index McAtee), L. gilva (Linne), L. scorpio McAtee, L. sericea Say, L. sadalis Walker (L. pubescens Williston), L. canis Williston, L. altitudinum Bromley, L. janus McAtee). [BHL]

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Withington, C. H. 1909. Insect types and cotypes. A preliminary list of those in the Francis Huntington Snow entomological collections . Trans. Kansas Academy of Science 22:327-335 (p. 332, Dasyllis astur O. S., Laphria canisWill., Laphria carbonarius Williston, Laphria ferox Will., Laphria pubescens Will., Laphria ruficauda Will. [from San Domingo], Laphria ventralis Will., Laphria vivax Will., and Laphria xanthippe Will.).

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Young, D. B. 1910. Additional list of Adirondack insects, pp. 123-125 IN 25th Report of the State Entomologist 1909. Education Dept. Bull. 475 (New York State Mus. Bull. 141), pp. 5-178 (p. 124, Dasyllis sacrator Walk., Laphria sericea Say). [BHL]

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