Among the many great mentors who have guided me in my search to learn more about Diptera: Jorge Almeida, Paul Beuk, John F. Burger, Andy Calderwood, Omar Fahmy, Steve Gaimari, Igor Grichanov, Martin Hauser, Ron Hemberger, Tony Irwin, Gabor Keresztes, Jim O’Hara, Herschel Raney, Chris Raper, Gerard Pennards, Chris Raper, Bjoern Rulik, Jeff Skevington, Tony Thomas, Nikita Vikhrev, Monty Wood, Norm Woodley, Andrzej J. Woznica, Chen Young, and Theo Zeegers. Some of the folks who have been so helpful I know only by their screen names: Andre (from the Netherlands), Black (from Russia), Kahis (from Finland), and Nosferatumyia (from Russia).
In preparing the species pages I have used information from a number of scholarly articles old and new, and these are listed in the Works Consulted page for Diptera.
I want to thank my many friends at the Bugguide.net website, and the diptera.info site, who have helped with IDs, and have provided a lot of interesting discussions about Dipterans. Many of these friends are listed above or in the overall Acknowledgments page for the Insects of West Virginia site.
Insects of West Virginia