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A Preliminary Checklist, Classification, and Four New Country Records for the Elateridae (Coleoptera) of Ecuador, María P. Aguirre-Tapiero and P. J. Johnson

A New Species of Xylotrechus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Clytini) from Utah, Ronald L. Alten

A Catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae (Coleoptera), Supplement 3 (2000-2010), with notes on subfamily and tribal reclassifications, Donald E. Bright

A new species of the genus Onychopygia Beier (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae) from Guatemala, Oscar J. Cadena-Castañeda and José Monzón Sierra

An updated and annotated checklist of the larger butterflies (Papilionoidea) of Trinidad, West Indies: Papilionidae, Pieridae and Nymphalidae, Matthew J. W. Cock

Description of the female of Phileurus bucculentus Ohaus, with new country records and remarks for Phileurus carinatus Prell (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Dynastinae), Paschoal Coelho Grossi and Jochen-P. Saltin

Description of a new species of coffee stem and root borer of the genus Plagiohammus Dillon and Dillon from Colombia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), with a key to the Neotropical species, Luis Miguel Constantino, Pablo Benavides M., and José Rafael Esteban Durán

Deltosoma Thomson, 1864 of French Guiana (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Pierre-Henri Dalens and Jean-Louis Giuglaris

Oxyomus mariateresae new species of Mexican Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Checklist of medically important Hymenoptera of Afghanistan, James C. Dunford, Joseph C. Turbyville, and John M. Leavengood Jr.

Zoogeography of mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) in the West Indies, J. H. Frank and Earl D. McCoy

Chromosomal and genetic characterization of four Caribbean Prioninae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) species with notes on biogeography, Themistoclis Giannoulis, Anne-Marie Dutrillaux, Julien Touroult, Contantina Sarri, Zissis Mamuris, and Bernard Dutrillaux

Systematic revision of American Glaresidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), Robert D. Gordon and Guy A. Hanley

First record of soybean as a host plant of a subspecies of the eastern tailed-blue, Cupido comyntas comyntas (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Louis Hesler

A new species of Heteropalpini from Peru (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Disteniinae), Stéphane Le Tirant and Antonio Santos-Silva

On the southeastern United States distributions of Stictoleptura canadensis (Olivier, 1795), Leptura subhamata Randall, 1838 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lepturinae) and Heterosternuta cocheconis (Fall, 1917) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae), John M. Lovegood Jr. and Eric G. Chapman

Ecology and Diversity of Cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattaria) from the Virgin Islands, Wenhua Lu, Barry D. Valentine, Daniel E. Perez-Gelabert, and Esteban Gutiérrez

New Synonymy in the Genus Chelotrupes Jekel, 1866 (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae), Marc E. Miquel

Ciclo de vida de Corades chelonis Hewitson y Corades dymantis Thieme (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Pronophilina) y aspectos de su biología, Fredy Montero Abril and Maira Ortiz Perez

New Species of Phyllophaga Harris (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from northeastern Mexico, Miguel Angel Morón and Robert E. Woodruff

Morphologic studies of the alimentary canal and internal reproductive organs of the Chaetosomatidae and the Cleridae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea) with comparative morphology and taxonomic analyses, Westib Opitz

The diversity and distributions of the beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Guadeloupe Archipelago (Grande-Terre, Basse-Terre, La Désirade, Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, and Petite-Terre), Lesser Antilles, Stewart B. Peck, Michael C. Thomas, and Robert H. Turnbow Jr.

Tynommatidae, n. stat., a family of western North American millipeds: Hypotheses on origins and affinities; tribal elevations; rediagnoses of Diactis Loomis, 1937, and Florea and Caliactis, both Shelley, 1996; and description of D. hedini, n. sp. (Callipodida: Schizopetalidea), Rowland M. Shelley and Casey H. Richart

The centipede Scolopendra morsitans L., 1758, new to the Hawaiian fauna, and potential representatives of the “S. subspinipes Leach, 1815, complex” (Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae: Scolopendrinae), Rowland Shelley, William D. Perreira, and Dana Anne Yee

A revision of the genus Acentroptera Guérin-Méneville, 1844 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae), C. L. Staines

Updated list of Pinnaspis armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) of Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

A Checklist of Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Intercepted on Imported Plants in Korea 2005–2013, Soo-Jung Suh and Jungyoun Ji

A review of New World Laemophloeus Dejean (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae): 2. Neotropical species with antennal club of three antennomeres, Michael C. Thomas

Sundapyrochroa: A new genus of Fire-Colored Beetles (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from the Sunda Shelf, with a key to the three species, Daniel K. Young

Two new synonyms in species of Pseudopyrochroa (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae), Daniel K. Young


Interesting species of the genus Helicopsyche von Siebold (Trichoptera: Helicopsychidae) from Vietnam, Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage and Brian J. Armitage

Atlas and checklist of the bark and ambrosia beetles of Texas and Oklahoma (Curculionidae: Scolytinae and Platypodinae), Thomas H. Atkinson and E.G. Riley

A summary of the published data on host plants and morphology of immature stages of Australian jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), with additional new records, C. L. Bellamy, G. A. Williams, J. Hasenpusch, and A. Sundholm

Immatures of Parandra (Tavandra) longicollis Thomson, 1861 and comments on the larvae of Parandrinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Gabriel Biffi and Juares Fuhrmann

New genus of flea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from the Upper Eocene Baltic amber, Andris Bukejs and Alexander S. Konstantinov

Preliminary checklist of the bees of St. Eustatius, Lesser Antilles (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), Stephen P. Bush and Hannah Madden

South American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Part XV: systematic revision of Dilatitibialis Duverger (Coccidulinae; Hyperaspidini), Claudio Canepari, Robert D. Gordon, and Guy A. Hanley

Thorax and abdomen morphology of some Neotropical Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera), Eduardo Carneiro, Olaf H. H. Mielke, and Mirna M. Casagrande

A new species of Villiersicometes Santos-Silva, 2003 from French Guiana (Coleoptera, Disteniidae, Disteniinae), Pierre-Henri Dalens

Cephalocyclus majomaensis and Oscarinus cabreroi new species of Mexican Aphodiinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Gonaphodioides cartwrighti new species from El Salvador (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Pseudocoelotrachelus new genus of Neotropical Aphodiini with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

A Remarkable New Anomiopus Westwood from Peru (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), W. D. Edmonds and Luis Figueroa

Descripción de los estados inmaduros de Macracanthopyga verganiana Lizer y Trelles (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Eriococcidae), Patricia González and María C. Granara de Willink

Immature stages of some eastern Nearctic Tabanidae (Diptera). IX. Chrysops beameri Brennan and Hybomitra trispila (Wiedemann), James T. Goodwin

The biting and predaceous midges of Guadeloupe (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). I. Species of the subfamily Ceratopogoninae, William L. Grogan Jr., Gustavo R. Spinelli, María M. Ronderos, and Carla G. Cazorla

The genus Sipha Passerini (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in North America, Susan E. Halbert, Gary L. Miller, and Lisa M. Ames

Metopolophium festucae cerealium (Hemiptera: Aphididae), a new addition to the aphid fauna of North America, Susan E. Halbert, Ying Wu, and Sanford D. Eigenbrode

Sufetula Walker in Florida (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), James E. Hayden

‘Retournement’ of the aedeagus in Curculionidae (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea), Pierre Jolivet, K. K. Verma, and Rashmi Saxena

Behavioral aspects and predation of seeds of Cardiospermum grandiflorum Swartz (Sapindaceae) by Cissoanthonomus tuberculipennis Hustache (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Silvana Lampert, Marcoandre Savaris, Germano H. Rosado-Neto, and Paul Roberto Valle da Silva Pereira

First record of the camphor shot borer, Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford 1894), (Curculionidae: Scolytinae: Xyleborini) in Kentucky, John M. Leavengood Jr

The Siricidae (Hymenoptera: Symphyta) of Florida, John M. Leavengood Jr and Trevor Randall Smith

Status of the tiger beetle Cicindela hirticollis Say (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in New York City and on Long Island, New York, USA, Jonathan R. Mawdsley, Matthew D. Schlesinger, Tim Simmons, and Orland J. Blanchard

Annotated World Bibliography of Host Fruits of Bactrocera latifrons (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), Grant T. McQuate and Nicanor J. Liquido

Description of a new Crossidius LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini) from southern Georgia with comments on its biology and unusual distribution, Roy F. Morris II and James E. Wappes

Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) holotypes of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH), with a brief history of the Coleoptera collection, Eugenio H. Nearns and Robert A. Androw

Descriptions of new species of the New World genus Perilypus Spinola (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Weston Opitz

A new North American species of Microrhagus Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae), with a key to the Nearctic species, Robert L. Otto

Description of a new species of Adelorhagus Horn, 1890 (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae) from Honduras with a key to the species, Robert L. Otto

A new genus for the Neotropical species of Aesalus Fabricius, with descriptions of eight new species (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae), M. J. Paulsen

A revision of the species of Anogdus LeConte of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Leiodinae: Leiodini), Stewart B. Peck and Joyce Cook

Systematics and distributions of the genera Cyrtusa Erichson, Ecarinosphaerula Hatch, Isoplastus Horn, Liocyrtusa Daffner, Lionothus Brown, and Zeadolopus Broun of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Leiodinae: Leiodini), Stewart B. Peck and Joyce Cook

First record of predation on a seed beetle (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) by a checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae), Jesús Romero Nápoles and Jacques Rifkind

First report of Desmiphora hirticollis (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on Wigandia urens (Ruiz and Pavón) H.B.K. (Hydrophilaceae) in Mexico, José Antonio Sánchez García, Roselia Jarquín López, Jesus Romero-Napoles, and José Isaac Figueroa de la Rosa

Rediscovery of the Florida Scorpionfly, Panorpa floridana Byers (Mecoptera: Panorpidae), Louis A. Somma, Stephen Cresswell, and James Dunford

A review of the genus Alurnus Fabricius, 1775 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae), C. L. Staines

On the armored scales, genus Aulacaspis Cockerell (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), of Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

A review of New World Laemophloeus Dejean (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae): 1. Species with antennal club of more than three antennomeres, Michael C. Thomas

Additions to the known Vesperidae and Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Bolivia, James E. Wappes, Steven W. Lingafelter, Miguel A. Monné, and Julieta Ledezma Arias

A Synopsis of Bolivian Polyrhaphis Audinet-Serville (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) with description of a new species, James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

The chennelli group of the Genus Therates Latreille (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) 114. Contribution towards the knowledge of Cicindelidae, Jürgen Wiesner

Checklist and bibliography of the Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), Jiri Zídek


Two new species of the genus Pahamunaya Schmid (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) from Vietnam, Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage and Brian J. Armitage

Additions to the genus Goera Stephens (Trichoptera, Goeridae) from Southeast Asia, Brian J. Armitage and Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage

The Genus Chimarra Stephens (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) in Vietnam, Roger J. Blahnik, Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage, and Brian J. Armitage

Revision of African Parandrinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Thierry Bouyer, Alain Drumont, and Antonio Santos-Silva

Los ciempiés escutigeromorfos (Scutigeromorpha), escolopendromorfos (Scolopendromorpha) y geofilomorfos (Geophilomorpha) de la selva tropical caducifolia de la reserva de Chamela, Jalisco, México, Fabio Germán Cupul-Magaña

Systematic revision of Gonaphodiellus taxa, with description of two new genera and fourteen new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Systematic revision of the genus Orodaliscoides Schmidt, 1913 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

A new genus and species of armored scale insect (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) from Australia found in the historic Koebele Collection of the California Academy of Sciences, John W. Dooley III and Gregory A. Evans

Taxonomy of Phanaeus revisited: Revised keys to and comments on species of the New World dung beetle genus Phanaeus MacLeay, 1819 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini), W. D. Edmonds and J. Zídek

Notes on the distribution and habitat of Omethes marginatus LeConte (Coleoptera: Omethidae), Arthur V. Evans and Lyle E. Schnepp

Comparison of Coleoptera emergent from various decay classes of downed coarse woody debris in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Michael L. Ferro, Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms, and Christopher E. Carlton

Comparison of the Coleoptera communities in leaf litter and rotten wood in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Michael L. Ferro, Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms, and Christopher E. Carlton

Comparison of three collection techniques for capture of Coleoptera, with an emphasis on saproxylic species, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Michael L. Ferro, Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms, and Christopher E. Carlton

The genus Gromphas Brullé, 1837 in Peru (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini), Luis Figueroa, W. D. Edmonds, and Felipe Meza-Velez

New species, records, and a synonymy of African Sisyridae (Neuroptera), Oliver S. Flint Jr

Chalcosicya maya n. sp, a new Mexican species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumoplinae) and its implications for morphology and biogeography, R. Wills Flowers

Neoxantholinus cristatus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) is reported from the Cayman Islands, J. H. Frank

Natural history of four species of Platydracus Thomson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Heliconia bourgaeana Petersen (Zingiberales: Heliconiaceae) flower bracts, J. H. Frank and M. A. Morón

A review of the New World Krisnini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae) including three genera and six new species, Paul H. Freytag

New country record for Tetramereia convexa (Harold, 1869) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Christian Ampudia Gatty, Rita Vanesa Estrella Grández, and Jorge Ari Noriega

First record of Megischus brunneus Cresson, 1865 (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae) from Hispaniola, the Antilles, Julio A. Genaro

A preliminary report on the World species of Bemisia Quaintance and Baker and its congeners (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) with a comparative analysis of morphological variation and its role in the recognition of species, Raymond Gill

Erratum: World Catalogue of Propalticidae, with a replacement name for Discogenia Kolbe (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea), Matthew L. Gimmel

First report of Delphastus quinculus Gordon and Diomus seminulus (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) feeding on eggs and first-instar nymphs of Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo and Unruh (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae), Guillermo González, Rodrigo López Bermúdez, and Takumasa Kondo

Dos especies nuevas de Acanthococcus Signoret (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Eriococcidae) encontrados en Asteraceae de la Argentina, Patricia González and María C. Granara de Willink

Revisión sistemática de Mesolecanium Cockerell de la región Neotropical (Hemiptera: Coccidae), con sinonimia y combinaciones nuevas [Systematic Revision of Mesolecanium Cockerell from the Neotropical Region (Hemiptera: Coccidae) with new synonym and combinations], María C. Granara de Willink

An annotated list of the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Florida: Part I. The family Hydroptilidae, with descriptions of five new species, Steven C. Harris, Andrew K. Rasmussen, and Dana R. Denson