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First record of Paratelenomus saccharalis (Dodd, 1914) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) a natural enemy of the invasive species Brachyplatys subaeneus (Westwood, 1837) (Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in Panama and the Neotropical region, Jean Carlos Abrego, José A. Rivera, Carelos Vargas H., Annette Garrido, Julio Gutiérrez L., Miguel A. Osorio-Arenas, Pedro A. Arauz L., Luis A. Jaén, Rubén Collantes G., and Alonso Santos-Murgas

First report of the stinkbug Edessa leucogramma (Perty) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Edessinae) attacking Handroanthus chrysanthus (Jacq.) S.O. Grose (Bignoniaceae), with descriptions of the adult and immatures and notes on associated fungi and protozoa, Gonzalo Abril R. and Allan H. Smith-Pardo

Description of the bioluminescent emission spectrum of Bicellonycha amoena Gorham, 1880 (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in Guatemala, Eduardo A. Arrivillaga-Cano, Maria P. Muñoz-Soler, Diegopáblo Pineda, Edgar R. Rosales, and Jack C. SChuster

New species, synonymies and transfers in Neotropical Lamiinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Larry G. Bezark and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new species of Biclonuncaria Razowski and Becker, 1993 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Polyorthini) from Costa Rica, John W. Brown

Biology of the sineguelas leaf beetle, Podontia quatuordecimpunctata (L.) (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini), on Spondias purpurea L. (Anacardiaceae) in the Philippines, Orlando A. Calcetas, , Charles L. Staines, Caroline Simmrita Chaboo, Rachel Ann A. Anabo, and Monalisa O. Recuenco

The records of Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) deposited in the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Lily A. Deeter and Muhammad Z. Ahmed

Establishment of Sinoxylon anale Lesne (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in Brazil and its potential implications, Luana de Souza Covre, Robert A. Hack, and Carlos A.H. Flechtmann

Taxonomic review of the North American dung beetle genus Melanocanthon Halffter, 1958 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini), W. D. Edmonds

A preliminary report on non-insect arthropods (Arachnida, Diplopoda) at Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, G. B. Edwards and Karen Relish

The mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) of Egypt, Gregory A. Evans and S. Abd-Rabou

Ciclo de vida Hamadryas chloe chloe (Stoll 1787) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Biblidinae) en Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia, Estefany M. Figueroa, Ximena A. León, and Fredy Montero Abril

Revision of the family Asterolecaniidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in Argentina, María C. Granara de Willink, Patricia González, and Christof F. Stumpf

Myzus fataunae Shinji (Hemiptera: Aphididae), Pilea aphid, new to North America, Susan E. Halbert, Jade S. Allen, Matthew R. Moore, Katherine E.O. Fairbanks, Masakazu Sano, and Gary L. Miller

Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): A new species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829 from the southwestern United States, with three new synonymies, new state and host records, and a key to species occurring east of the Rocky Mountain states, Jason A. Hansen

A new synonym of Acmaeodera opacula LeConte, 1858 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) and lectotype designations for Acmaeodera amabilis Horn, 1878 and, Jason A. Hansen and Richard L. Westcott

New species and taxonomical and geographical notes on Cerambycidae and Disteniidae (Coleoptera: Chrysomeloidea), Daniel Heffern, Juan Pablo Botero, and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new state record of Eucera (Xenoglossa) kansensis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in South Dakota, USA, Louis S. Hesler, Eric A. Beckendorf, Abigail P. Martens, and Paul J. Johnson

Cyclocephala kuijteni (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini), a new species from Suriname, Meindert A. Hielkema

New state records for 33 species of round fungus beetles, small carrion beetles and mammal nest beetles (Coleoptera: Leiodidae) in Ohio, USA, Ken D. Karns

Taxonomic notes on the Luciolinae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), Oliver Keller and Lesley Ballantyne

Taxonomic notes on the Ototretinae, Photurinae, and Psilocladinae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), Oliver Keller and Kevin R. Hinson

An annotated checklist of the dung beetles (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae and Scarabaeidae, subfamilies Aphodiinae and Scarabaeinae) of Oaxaca, Mexico, Burt Kohlmann, Alfonsina Arriaga-Jiménez, and Eder F. Mora-Aguilar

Pepsis elegans Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pepsinae)—a secretive spider wasp and century-long conundrum, Frank E. Kurczewski

The Pepsis menechma Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pepsinae) taxonomic and nomenclatural problem, Frank E. Kurczewski

Chalcochares hirsutifemur (Banks) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pompilinae), a probable obligate parasitoid of Aptostichus Simon (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Euctenizidae) in California, Frank E. Kurczewski, Alice J. Abela, and Akira Shimizu

Nesting behavior of the spider wasp Calopompilus pyrrhomelas (Walker) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Frank E. Kurczewski, Marshal Hedin, and Rick C. West

Evaluation of North American spider wasp (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) common names, Frank E. Kurczewski and Rick C. West

Riodinid butterfly fauna (Lepidoptera) of the Cosñipata Region, Peru: Annotated checklist, community structure, and contrast with Lycaenidae, Gerardo Lamas, Jon D. Turner, Michael L. McInnis, and Robert K. Robbins

Biodiversity of histerid beetles (Coleoptera: Histeridae) from Brazil. I. Southern region, Fábio Luiz de Leão Leonel and Fernando Willyan Trevisan Leivas

Stictoleptura cordigera (Füssli, 1775) (Cerambycidae: Lepturinae: Lepturini), a new alien longhorn beetle introduced in Chile, José Mondaca, Guido Rebolledo, and Francesco Vitali

Two new genera of Enopliinae, Skelleyus and Divulgoatus (Coleoptera: Cleridae), Weston Opitz

The false click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Eucnemidae) of the Dominican Republic. Part I: A look into the past, Robert L. Otto

A new genus and sixteen new species of false click beetles (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae) described from the Heredia Province of Costa Rica with several additional records from the Osa Peninsula and Panama, Robert L. Otto, Jyrki Muona, and Jim Córdoba-Alfaro

Una nueva especie de Alurnus Fabricius de la costa pacífica de Colombia y apuntes sobre su biología (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae), Luis Carlos Pardo-Locarno and Luis Miguel Constantino

A new species of Cymatodera Gray (Coleoptera: Cleridae) from Honduras, Jacques Rifkind

Two new species of Guatemalan Colyphus Spinola (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Jacques Rifkind

Revisión de las especies del género Eurybia [Illiger, 1807] de Colombia y descripción de nuevos taxa (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae), Julián A. Salazar E, Luis Miguel Constantino, Gabriel Rodríguez, and Efraín R. Henao

Catalog of the world species of Trichodesma LeConte, 1861 (Coleoptera: Ptinidae) and associated genera, Kyle E. Schnepp

Subgenera of Dacne Latreille, 1797 (Erotylidae: Erotylinae: Dacnini) given full generic rank, Paul E. Skelley

Description of a new species of Crossidius LeConte (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini) from Texas, Frederick W. Skillman Jr.

New synonyms and records of Costa Rican and Panamanian dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Ángel Solis and Bert Kohlmann

Updated list of intercepted Coccidae (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) at South Korean ports of entry and potential invasive species to South Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

Description of three new Acanthocinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) species from Ecuador, Josef Vlasak and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from southern Nevada, USA, Richard L. Westcott

New host and distribution records plus additional notes for North American species of Chrysobothris Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), with designation of a lectotype for Chrysobothris vulcanica LeConte, 1861, Richard L. Westcott

Taxonomic placement and nomenclatural revisions for five species of Neotropical Buprestidae (Coleoptera), Norman E. Woodley

Chinese species of the genus Tricondyla Latreille, 1822 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) and a new record for the country, Xinxin Xiong and Jürgen Wiesner

Thirteen new species of butterflies (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) from Texas, Jing Zhang, Qian Cong, and Nick V. Grishin

Third contribution to the knowledge of Arabian Onthophagini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Onthophagus aeneopiceus d’Orbigny, 1902, a new record for Yemen and for the Palaearctic ecozone, Stefano Ziani and Denis Keith


Natural history of Cassida sphaerula Boheman, 1854 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Cassidini) on Arctotheca prostrata (Salisb.) Britten (Asteraceae: Arctotidinae) in South Africa, with a checklist of South African Cassidinae (leaf-mining and tortoise beetles), Sally Adam, Mariana Campos, Hugh D.C. Heron, C. L. Staines, Rob Westerduijn, and Caroline Simmrita Chaboo

A second species of the genus Erebaces Pascoe, 1871 (Curculionidae: Molytinae: Cryptorhynchini) from the Philippines, Robert S. Anderson

First record of Agrilus cliftoni Knull and Anthaxia viridifrons Gory (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Wisconsin, Lawrence Barringer

New species, synonymy, new records, and taxonomic notes in American Cerambycidae (Coleoptera), Juan Pablo Botero and Antonio Santos-Silva

Genomics reveals a new genus and species from a single female specimen (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae: Hesperiini: Moncina), Ernst Brockmann, Jing Zhang, Qian Cong, and Nick V. Grishin

A review of host plants for the tortricid tribe Grapholitini, with a synopsis of host utilization by genus (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), John W. Brown

New species and new combinations in Afrotropical Eucosmocydia Diakonoff, 1988 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae), John W. Brown, Jozef Razowski, Leif Aarvik, Alicia E. Timm, and Robert S. Copeland

Taxonomic review of the North American dung beetle genus Boreocanthon Halffter, 1958 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Deltochilini), W. D. Edmonds

A new species of Brachycerocoris Costa (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Podopinae) from the Philippines, Joseph E. Eger Jr.

The multiform genus Psyrassa Pascoe (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Elaphidiini): new species, new records, synonyms and transfers, Kimberly García and Antonio Santos-Silva

Descripción de una nueva especie de Tegmaleurodes Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) de Guatemala, José Francisco García-Ochaeta

Description of a new species of Aleuroparadoxus Quaintance and Baker (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) from Guatemala, José Francisco García Ochaeta and Anil Kumar Dubey

Descripción de dos especies nuevas de Mesoplia Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae) para Cuba y Las Bahamas, con notas sobre taxonomía y distribución del género en las Antillas, Julio A. Genaro and Dayron Breto

The referential abbreviations used by Linnaeus and other authors from 1758 through 1779 for describing species of Scarabaeoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera), Auke J. Hielkema

The first report of Lissomus Dalman (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Lissominae) from the Greater Antilles, with two new species from the Dominican Republic, Paul J. Johnson

On the firefly (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) species of Carl Linnaeus, Oliver Keller

Identification of a potential pathway of the exotic black weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in South Korea, Sohee Kim, Seon Woo Lee, and Soo-Jung Suh

Geographic variation in host selection in the spider wasps Entypus unifasciatus (Say) and Tachypompilus ferrugineus (Say) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), II, Frank E. Kurczewski, Joseph W. Stoll, Rick C. West, Kelly C. Kissane, Paige R. Chesshire, and Neil S. Cobb

Host selection and nesting behavior of Nearctic trapdoor spider-hunting spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pepsinae, Pompilinae), Frank E. Kurczewski and Rick C. West

First host record, nesting behavior, and taxonomic position of the spider wasp genus Hesperopompilus Evans and some other Evans genera (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Frank E. Kurczewski, Rick C. West, and James P. Pitts

First host record for the spider wasp Cryptocheilus severini Banks (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pepsinae), Frank E. Kurczewski, Rick C. West, James P. Pitts, and Cecilia Waichert

Additional new and unusual host records for Western Hemisphere spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Frank E. Kurczewski, Rick C. West, Cecilia Waichert, and James P. Pitts

New records of invasive aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on garlic mustard in the USA, Doris Lagos-Kutz, Rebecah Troutman, and Glen L. Hartman

Synopsis of the subfamily Carventinae in New Zealand (Heteroptera: Aradidae), Marie-Claude Larivière and André Larochelle

Synopsis of the tribe Amarotypini in New Zealand (Coleoptera: Carabidae), André Larochelle and Marie-Claude Larivière

Erratum to Leblanc (2022): The dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) of Oceania, Luc Leblanc

The dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacini) of Oceania, Luc Leblanc

Whiteflies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) intercepted on plant product imported to South Korea from 2013–2021, Suhyeon Lee and Soo-Jung Suh

Revision of Aneflomorpha Casey and Neaneflus Linsley (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) of the United States with an illustrated key to species, Steven W. Lingafelter

Three new species of Cautethia Grote (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from the Lucayan Archipelago and keys to West Indies species, Jacqueline Y. Miller, Deborah L. Matthews, and Riley J. Gott

Revision of the high Andean genus Eremophygus Ohaus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini), José Mondaca

A new genus for Stromatium chilensis Cerda, 1968 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Hesperophanini) from Chile, José Mondaca and Marcos Beéche

First record of Ancognatha erythrodera (Blanchard, 1846) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) in the altiplano of Chile, José Mondaca and Sergio Rothmann

New fossil false click-beetles from the Americas (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae), Jyrki Muona

Tomoxia bucephala A. Costa (Coleoptera: Mordellidae), a Palearctic tumbling flower beetle established in North America, R. F. C. Naczi, Robert A. Androw, and John Rosenfeld

A new species of Epeolus Latreille, 1802 (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from western North America, Thomas M. Onuferko and Cory S. Sheffield

Revision of the checkered beetle genus Onychotillus Chapin (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae), Weston Opitz

Megalurothrips usitatus Bagnall (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), first record of an important new pest in Honduras, Jesus Orozco

A new species and new records for two other exotic species of Dirrhagofarsus Fleutiaux, 1935 (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Melasinae: Dirhagini) in the United States, Robert L. Otto

New state records for 33 species of Nearctic false click beetles (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae), Robert L. Otto

Culicoides Latreille and Leptoconops Skuse biting midges of the southwestern United States with emphasis on the Canyonlands of southeastern Utah (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Robert A. Phillips

Notas sobre Ectinogonia chalyboeiventris chalyboeiventris Germain y Kerremans y E. chalyboeiventris wagenknechti Cobos, con descripción de dos nuevas especies de Ectinogonia Spinola (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) del norte de Chile, Cristian Pineda and José Mondaca

A new species of Neostenoptera Meunier (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae: Winnertziinae) from Hawai‘i, John D. Plakidas, Nhu H. Nguyen, and Michael L. Ferro

New distributional records for Mexican Cleridae (Coleoptera) with the description of three new species, Jacques Rifkind

A new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico, with notes on the type locality of Chrysina adelaida (Hope, 1841), David C. Robacker, David C. Hawks, Naidely Castillo, and Brianna Miranda

A segmented and clawed male foreleg in a newly described genus and species of eumaeine butterfly (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Robert K. Robbins, Christophe Faynel, Jason P.W. Hall, and Robert C. Busby

A checklist of the hawkmoths (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) of the Cayman Islands: with implications for the pollination of the ghost orchid Dendrophylax fawcettii Rolfe (Orchidaceae: Angraecinae) and consideration of bat predation, M. C. Rose-Smyth, R. R. Askew, P. A. van B. Stafford, M. J. Simon, G. J. Gross, and R. Rozycki

New species, new synonymies, a new rank, and new records in Desmiphorini, Saperdini, and Hemilophini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), Antonio Santos-Silva and Robert A. Androw

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) semicaeruleum (Cockerell, 1895) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in Maryland: A disjunct population in eastern North America?, Eugene J. Scarpulla

A new species of Phyllophaga Harris (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from Puerto Rico, Kyle E. Schnepp