Off-campus UMass Amherst users: To download campus access dissertations, please use the following link to log into our proxy server with your UMass Amherst user name and password.

Non-UMass Amherst users: Please talk to your librarian about requesting this dissertation through interlibrary loan.

Dissertations that have an embargo placed on them will not be available to anyone until the embargo expires.

Date of Award


Access Type

Open Access Dissertation

Document type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program



This paper deals with the males and females of the genus Sarcophaga Meigen and is a continuation of one previously published in the Proceedings of the Boston Society of Hatural History (Vol. 55, Ho. 1, Sept. 14, 1914) on the males of the genera Ravinia R.-Desvoidy and Boettcheria R. Parker. It was hoped that descriptions of the females of the last two genera could be given at this time. While this has proved impossible, some reference is made to them in the appendix. Other papers will be published from time to time as opportunity permits.