A family that is easily distinguished from all other families, small to medium sized, and sufficiently abundant to make collecting enjoyable and profitable, has the desirable characteristics for the beginning Entomologist. Such is the Dipterous family Dolichopodac. The discal and the second basal cell of the wing are coalescent. Wing venation is simple but the last section of the fourth longitudinal vein has very striking and definite characteristics.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1939 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Berger, B. G. and Jaques, H. E.
"Additional Iowa Species of Dolichopodae (Diptera) with Some Ecological Notes,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 46(1), 423-426.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol46/iss1/126