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Table of Contents: Volume 9, No. 1 - 2

Table of Contents: Volume 9, No. 3 - 4

Book Review: Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida, Volume IV. Invertebrates., Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Book Reviews, Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Additions to the known range of Bembidion rufotinctum Chaudoir (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), Paul M. Choate and Angela L. Choate

A new species of Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from eastern North America, Shawn M. Clark and Joseph F. Cavey

Cavatorella spirodelae Deonier (Diptera: Ephydridae), a new genus and new species from Spirodela (giant duckweed) in China and Japan, D. L. Deonier

Hydrellia bicarina, n.sp. (Diptera: Ephydridae), a leafminer in southern watergrass, D. L. Deonier

North American Members of the Hydrellia crassipes Species Group (Diptera: Ephydridae), D. L. Deonier

The Argentine species of the genus Megacyllene Casey,l912 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), with description of a new species, Osvaldo Di Iorio

A new species of Argentinoeme Bruch 1911 from Argentina (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Osvaldo R. Di Iorio

The genus Neoclytus Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Clytini) in Argentina, Osvaldo R. Di Iorio

A Report on a Collection of Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) from Rondonia (Brazil) and Iquitos (Peru) 1. Tribes Palpomyiini and Stenoxenini, Andrea Dippolito, Gustavo R. Spinelli, and Willis W. Wirth

The planthopper genus Acanalonia in the United States (Homoptera: Issidae): male and female genitalic morphology, Rebecca Freund and Stephen W. Wilson

Nueva especie de Loxostethus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Diaperini) para Cuba, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

Nueva especie de Trientoma (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Trientomini) para Cuba con consideraciones sobre otras especies, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

Book Notices, Eugene J. Gerberg

Plusiotis alfredolaui, a new sibling species of P. badeni Boucard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), David C. Hawks

Bibliography on Hydrellia griseola Fallen (Diptera: Ephydridae) and review of its biology and pest status, Louis S. Hesler

Three Palearctic species of Rugilus Leach in North America (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae): redescriptions, new synonymy, and new records, E. Richard Hoebeke

A Status Report on the Species of Timarcha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Pierre Jolivet

BOOK REVIEW: Bugs in the System by: May R. Berenbaum, Pierre Jolivet

New Locality Records for Bruchidae of Florida and the West Indies (Coleoptera), John M. Kingsolver

Two New Species of Kermes (Homoptera: Coccinea: Kermesidae), with a Key to the Young Adult Females of Known Species of Kermes from China, Yongjie Liu and Yuliang Shi

Sclerocoelus and Druciatus, new genera of New World Sphaeroceridae (Diptera; Sphaeroceridae; Limosininae), S. A. Marshall

Seven new species of Druciatus Marshall (Diptera; Sphaeroceridae; Limosininae), S. A. Marshall and S. Totton

Neotropical Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa. V. Onciderini, Ubirajara R. Martins and Maria Helena M. Galileo

Geographic distribution of the Gerridae in Argentina (Insecta, Heteroptera), Silvia A. Mazzucconi and Axel O. Bachmann

Guatemalan Plusiotis and Chrysina (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae): new records, Jose Monzon

The genus Tyrannochthonius in the eastern United States (Pseudoscorpionida: Chthoniidae). Part I. The historical taxa, William B. Muchmore and Joseph C. Chamberlain

Review of the Nearctic species of Anaphothrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), Sueo Nakahara

Taxonomic Studies of the Genus Tetraleurodes (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae), Sueo Nakahara

A new milliped genus of the family Chelodesmidae (Diplopoda: Polydesmida) from Cuba, Antonio R. Perez-Asso

Additions to the checkered beetle fauna of Belize with the description of a new species (Coleoptera: Cleridae) and a nomenclatural change, Jacques Rifkind

Scorpions of the genus Diplocentrus (Diplocentridae) from Sonora, Mexico, with description of a new species, W. David Sissom and Anne L. Wheeler

A new species of Aphodius (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Alabama pocket gopher burrows, Paul E. Skelley and Robert D. Gordon

A new genus and species of stygobiontic dytiscid beetle, Comaldessus stygius (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Bidessini) from Comal Springs, Texas, Paul J. Spangler and Cheryl B. Barr

Bathycranium : synonymised with Syntormon, distinction between Parasyntormon and Syntormon discussed and S. bicolorellus and S. luteicornis (Diptera : Dolichopodidae) redescribed, M. C. D. Speight, R. M. Blackith, and R. E. Blackith

A Report on a Collection of Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) from Rondonia, Brazil. 2. Tribes Heteromuiini and Sphaeromiini, Gustavo R. Spinelli, Andrea Dippolito, and Willis W. Wirth

Further description of Ananthidium Urban, with keys to the Argentine Anthidiini (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), Lionel A. Stange

Two new species of Euxesta Loew (Diptera; Otitidae), George C. Steyskal and Kurt M. Ahlmark

Two species of Cerylonidae new to Florida and the U.S. (Coleoptera), Michael C. Thomas, Paul E. Skelley, and Randall W. Lundgren

Additions to the West Virginia tingid fauna (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Tingidae), Laura Torres-Miller

Book Review: Identification Guide to the Ant Genera of the World by Barry Bolton, Arnold Van Pelt

Two new Glaresis from the desert Southwest, with notes on the identity of Glaresis mendica Horn (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Glaresinae), William B. Warner

Occurrence of the milliped Ergodesmus compactus Chamberlin in Canada (Polydesmida: Nearctodesmidae), Carl L. Whitney and Rowland M. Shelley

The planthopper genus Phylloscelis in the United States (Homoptera: Dictyopharidae), Stephen W. Wilson and Kenneth R. McPherson

The Genus Desmopachria Babington, Subgenus Portmannia Young (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), Frank N. Young


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Table of Contents, Volume 8, No. 1 - 2, March - June 1994

Table of Contents, Volume 8, No. 3 - 4, September - December 1994

THE BEETLES OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH AMERICA: A manual of the Coleoptera found in Northeastern North America, Norville M. Downie and Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Neotype designations for the type species of Phidippus (Araneae: Salticidae), G. B. Edwards

A new species of Opatrinus (Coleoptera: Pedinini: Tenebrionidae) from Cuba, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

Variability of Zophobas rugipes Kirsch (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Tenebrioninii) in Cuba, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez


An annotated checklist of West Virginia May or June beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Phyllophaga spp.), Thomas W. McCutcheon, Joseph E. Weaver, and Michael C. Thomas

New genera of Tephritidae (Diptera) from Brazil and Dominican Amber, with phylogenetic analysis of the tribe Ortalotrypetini, Allen L. Norrbom

New species and phylogenetic analysis of Cryptodacus, Haywardina, and Rhagoletotrypeta (Di ptera: Tephritidae), Allen L. Norrbom

Systematic studies on the genus Megacormus (Scorpiones, Chactidae, Megacorminae), with descriptions of a new species from Oaxaca, Mexico and of the male of Megacormus segmentatus Pocock, W. David Sissom

Scientific Note: New synonymy in the genus Dacne Latreille (Coleoptera: Erotylidae), Paul E. Skelley

A revision of the genus Anisostena Weise (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Hispinae). Part II. The subgenus Anisostena: Key to the species groups and the ariadne species group, C. L. Staines

A revision of the genus Anisostena Weise (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Hispinae). Part Ill. The pilatei species group, C. L. Staines

Reclassification of the New World antlion genera formerly included in the tribe Brachynemurini (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae, Lionel A. Stange

Taxonomic synopsis of the Old World asopine genera (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae ), Donald B. Thomas

Scientific Note: Phenacoccus parvus Morrison, a possible injurious mealybug recorded for the first time from Florida (Homoptera:Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae), D. J. Williams and A. B. Hamon

The subgenus Atrichopogon (Lophomyidium) with a revision of the Nearctic species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Willis W. Wirth

The Western Hemisphere Species of the Predaceous Midge Genus Echinohelea, with Descriptions of Six New Species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Willis W. Wirth

Life or death in amber?, Robert E. Woodruff


New species of Cerobasis and Psyllipsocus from Mexico, and a list of Mexican Trogiomorpha (Psocoptera), Alfonso Neri Garcia Aldrete

A synopsis of Central American and Caribbean Oxybelus (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), Richard M. Bohart

South American Oxybelus III. The uniglumis and scutellatus groups (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae)., Richard M. Bohart

South American Oxybelus II. The emarginatus group (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), Richard M. Bohart

A new genus and two new species of Luperini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae) from Costa Rica, Shawn M. Clark

A critical taxonomic analysis of the Hydrellia pakistanae species group (Diptera: Ephydridae), D. L. Deonier

New species of Hydrellia (Diptera: Ephydridae) from the southern United States, D. L. Deonier


Center for Systematic Entomology, Inc.: Condensed Summary of 4 February 1993 Board of Directors Meeting

Volume 6, No. 1 – March 1992 Covers and Ads

Curculionoidea of southern Florida: An annotated checklist (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea [excluding Curculionidae; Scolytinae, Platypodinae]), Robert S. Anderson

Book Review: AQUATIC INSECT ECOLOGY: 1. Biology and Habitat by J. V. Ward, Ross H. Arnett Jr.

South American Oxybelus I. Notes on types of Spinola, F. Smith, Brethes, Pate, and Schrottky (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae, Crabroninae), Richard M. Bohart

Variation in the terminalia of Neohermes concolor with a key to males of Neohermes in eastern North America (Megaloptera: Corydalidae: Chauliodinae), David E. Bowles and Michael A. Mathis

A Preliminary Checklist of the Caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) of Oklahoma, David E. Bowles and Michael L. Mathis

Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa. II. Calliini (Lamiinae), Maria Helena M. Galileo and Ubirajara R. Martins

Neotropical Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa. Ill. Aerenicini (Lamiinae), Maria Helena M. Galileo and Ubirajara R. Martins

Book Review: The biology of mosquitoes. vol. 1 Development, nutrition and reproduction by A. N. Clements, Eugene J. Gerberg

A New Genus and Species of Flightless Longhorned Beetle from Central America (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Frank T. Hovore

Book Review: Revision of the genus Spermophagus Schoenherr (Coleoptera, Bruchidae, Amblycerinae) , John M. Kingsolver

Caryedon serratus (Olivier) new to continental United States (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), John M. Kingsolver

New Records of Bruchidae (Coleoptera) from the Dominican Republic, John M. Kingsolver

Kissinger Misprint, David G. Kissinger

A new state record for Rhizophagus sayi Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Rhizophagidae), R. W. Lundgren

A revision of the New World species of Norrbomia (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae), including all American species previously placed in Borborillus, Stephen A. Marshall and Allen L. Norrbom

Los Meloidae de Salta, Argentina (Coleoptera), Antonio R. Martinez

Neotropical Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) primarily in the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa. I. Falsamblesthiini (Lamiinae), Urbirajara R. Martins and Maria Helena M. Galileo

A new species of Epichernes from Costa Rica (Pseudoscorpionida, Chernetidae), William B. Muchmore

Two Remarkable New Species of Plusiotis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Mexico and Central America, Brett C. Ratcliffe, Mary Liz Jameson, and Terry Taylor

Révision du genre Carolinaia et Description de nouveaux taxa (Homoptera, Aphididae), Georges Remaudiere and Ana Lilla Munoz Viveros