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Systematic status of the Chilean genus Carlota Arias-Bohart, 2014 (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Agrypninae: Agrypnini), Elizabeth T. Arias-Bohart

The Trichoptera of Panama XIV. New species of microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park, Brian J. Armitage and Steven C. Harris

Erratum to Armitage and Harris (2020): The Trichoptera of Panama XIV. New species of microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Omar Torrijos Herrera National Park, Brian J. Armitage and Steven C. Harris

The Trichoptera of Panama XIII. Further new country records for caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) from the Republic of Panama, Brian J. Armitage, Steven C. Harris, Roger J. Blahnik, Robin E. Thomson, Tomas A. Rios Gonzalez, and Yusseff Aguirre

New species, new records and synonymy of Mexican Corthylus Erichson, 1834 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Thomas H. Atkinson

New records of woodboring beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) for the eastern United States, Lawrence Barringer

Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Buffalo National River, Arkansas, David E. Bowles, Cameron Cheri, Faron D. Usrey, and Jeffrey M. Williams

Revision of New World Cosmorrhyncha Meyrick, 1913 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae), with descriptions of five new species, John W. Brown, Jozef Razowski, and Alicia E. Timm

First record of Planchonia stentae (Brain, 1920) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Asterolecaniidae) on Asclepias curassavica Linnaeus, 1753 (Gentianales: Asclepiadaceae) in Mexico, with observations on parasitic Encyrtidae, Hipolito Cortez-Madrigal, Arturo Ramírez-Cruz, and Christof F. Stumpf

Jumping bristletail (Insecta: Apterygota: Microcoryphia) records in the southeastern United States, Grant D. De Jong

A new species of Uvarus Guignot, 1939 (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae: Bidessini) from Florida, USA, J. H. Epler

New distribution records of Asilidae (Insecta: Diptera) for Mexico, Alejandro Estrada and Jesús Romero Nápoles

A new species of Crioprosopus Audinet-Serville, 1834 from Costa Rica and Panama (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini), Bryan K. Eya

The identity of the adventive Gryllotalpa Latreille species (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) in Hawaii, with illustration of male genitalia of G. orientalis Burmeister, J. H. Frank

The Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) of Iowa: An annotated checklist, Edwin L. Freese, Doug A. Veal, and Paul K. Lago

Primer registro de Asiothrixus antidesmae (Takahashi) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) en la República Dominicana, José Francisco García Ochaeta

El género Aleuroparadoxus Quaintance y Baker 1914, con descripción de tres nuevas especies, nuevos registros y clave para las especies (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), José Francisco García Ochaeta and Gregory A. Evans

First record of the orchid bee Euglossa dilemma (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Hispaniola, the Antilles, Julio A. Genaro, Ismael A. Hinojosa-Díaz, and Lisa McDowell Johnson

South American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), part XX: systematic revision of South American Calloeneis Grote (Cryptognathini), Robert D. Gordon, Guillermo González F., and Guy A. Hanley

The psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) of Florida: newly established and rarely collected taxa and checklist, Susan E. Halbert and Daniel Burckhardt

Arcola malloi (Pastrana), the alligatorweed stemborer, a new synonym of Macrorrhinia endonephele (Hampson) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae), James E. Hayden and Jean-François Landry

New state records of lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellinae) from Missouri and Mississippi, USA, Louis S. Hesler

New state and island records of Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) in Hawai‘i, USA, Louis S. Hesler, William D. Perreira, Dana Anne Yee, and Joshua H.S. Silva

Host-use patterns of canopy-inhabiting click beetles (Coleoptera: Elateridae) in a lowland rainforest in southern Venezuela, Susan Kirmse and Paul J. Johnson

Moss-inhabiting flea beetles of the West Indies I: New species of Borinken Konstantinov and Konstantinova and Kiskeya Konstantinov and Chamorro-Lacayo (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) from Puerto Rico, Alexander S. Konstantinov, Adelita Maria Linzmeier, Sonja J. Scheffer, and Matthew L. Lewis

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

On the distribution of Phlegyas Stål (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pachygronthidae), John M. Leavengood, Jr.

New genera, species, and records of Acanthocinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from Hispaniola, Steven W. Lingafelter

Review of species of Anelaphus Linsley and its new synonym Gymnopsyra Linsley from the United States and Canada with description of a new species, synonymies, distributional notes and an illustrated identification key (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Elaphidiini), Steven W. Lingafelter

Notes on the taxonomy and distribution of Xylocopa coronata Smith, 1860, a large carpenter bee from Maluku, Indonesia (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), Jonathan R. Mawdsley

Challenging the Wallacean shortfall: A total assessment of insect diversity on Guadeloupe (French West Indies), a checklist and bibliography, François Meurgey and Thibault Ramage

Termitodiellus mindanaoensis, a new species of Rhyparini Schmidt, 1910 (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from the Philippines, Łukasz Minkina and Showtaro Kakizoe

Taxonomic revision of the Western Hemisphere checkered beetle genus Axina Kirby (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Weston Opitz

Designación del lectotipo de Ectinogonia costata (Fairmaire) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), y descripción de una nueva especie de Ectinogonia (Ectinogonia) Spinola de Chile, Cristian Pineda and José Mondaca

First record of Dactylopius confusus (Cockerell, 1929) (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Dactylopiidae) in Michoacan, Mexico, Arturo Ramírez-Cruz, Héctor González-Hernández, and Christof F. Stumpf

A new species of Cymatodera Gray (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae) from Baja California, Mexico, Jacques Rifkind

Apiomerus cazieri Berniker and Szerlip (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Harpactorinae) predaceous on Trichodes ornatus Say (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Jacques Rifkind

Notes, new records, new combinations, a new genus and three new species in Hemilophini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), Antonio Santos-Silva, Daniel Heffern, Juan Pablo Botero, and Francisco E. de L. Nascimento

Description of a new species of Xalitla Lane, 1959 (Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Neoibidionini) from western Mexico, Antonio Santos-Silva and Frederick W. Skillman Jr.

Nomenclatural notes for the Erotylinae (Coleoptera: Erotylidae), Paul E. Skelley

On speciation and hybridization among closely related species: establishing an experimental breeding lineage between two species of Automeris Hübner moths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) and implications for taxonomy, Andrei Sourakov, Cassandra Doll, Alyssa M. Quinn, Lei Xiao, and Eric Anderson

Host plant list of the scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha) in South Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

Beetles (Coleoptera) in cones of cycads (Cycadales) of the northern hemisphere: diversity and evolution, William Tang, Guang Xu, Thomas Marler, Jibankumar Singh Khuraijam, Rita Singh, Anders J. Lindström, P. Radha, Stephen Rich, Khang Sinh Nguyen, and Paul E. Skelley

A new species of the spittlebug genus Clastoptera Germar (Hemiptera: Cercopoidea: Clastopteridae) on Florida oaks, Vinton Thompson, Susan E. Halbert, and Mark Rothschild

A new genus and 37 new noctuoid species from peninsular Florida and the Keys (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea), J. T. Troubridge

Nomenclatural notes on some currently known species of Eupogonius LeConte, 1852 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) and description of seven new species, James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

Taxonomic contributions to Neotropical Lamiinae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) including a new genus, five new species and a new synonym, James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

Taxonomic notes on Western Hemisphere Cyrtinini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) including description of two new Cyrtinus LeConte species, James E. Wappes, Antonio Santos-Silva, and Francisco E. de L. Nascimento

A new species of Buprestis (s. str.) Linnaeus, 1758 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from the southwestern United States, Richard L. Westcott and Clint Burfitt

Reinstatement of Carposina ottawana Kearfott, 1907 (Lepidoptera: Carposinidae) as a valid species, James D. Young and James A. Robertson

Catalogue of species-group names assigned to Copris Geoffroy, Coptodactyla Burmeister, Litocopris Waterhouse, Microcopris Balthasar, Paracopris Balthasar, Pseudocopris Ferreira, Pseudopedaria Felsche, Sinocopris Ochi, Kon and Bai, and Thyregis Blackburn (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini), Jiri Zidek


The Diptera of Panama. I. Annotated catalog of the Tipulomorpha of Panama, Brian J. Armitage and Tomas A. Rios Gonzalez

New state record for Coniopteryx tineiformis Curtis (Neuroptera: Coniopterygidae), Lawrence Barringer

Traumatomutilla André miscellanea: Revision of the bellica, bifurca, diabolica, and vitelligera species groups, and a new group for the new species T. pilkingtoni Bartholomay and Williams (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae: Sphaeropthalminae: Dasymutillini), Pedro R. Bartholomay, Kevin A. Williams, David R. Luz, Roberto A. Cambra, and Marcio Luiz de Oliveira

The Trichoptera of Panama. XII. Contributions to the family Glossosomatidae (Insecta: Trichoptera) in Panama, Roger J. Blahnik and Brian J. Armitage

New species, a new combination, and a new country record in American Clytini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), Juan Pablo Botero, Antonio Santos-Silva, and James E. Wappes

Two new species and two new combinations in Saphenista Walsingham, 1914 from western North America (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), John W. Brown

New larval host records for Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) from an Ecuadorian Andean cloud forest, John W. Brown, Lee A. Dyer, Santiago Villamarin-Cortez, and Danielle Salcido

Fifty new genera of Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera), Qian Cong, Jing Zhang, Jinhui Shen, and Nick V. Grishin

Genus Olivensa Lane, 1965 in French Guiana, and description of a new species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), Pierre-Henri Dalens and Frédéric Robin

The Palearctic flea beetle Epitrix pubescens (Koch) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) established in North America, Anthony M. Deczynski

A contribution to the knowledge of Dermestidae (Coleoptera) from Guatemala, José Francisco García Ochaeta and Jiří Háva

Descripción de una especie nueva y dos nuevos registros de Paraleurolobus Sampson y Drews (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) de Guatemala, José Francisco García Ochaeta and Oscar Ángel Sánchez-Flores

First record of Xysma dominicum Antropov, 1995 (Hymenoptera: Pemphredonidae) in Puerto Rico, the Antilles, and notes on the nesting behavior, Julio A. Genaro

South American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Part XIX: Overview of Cryptognathini and systematic revision of South American Cryptognatha Mulsant, Guillermo González, Guy A. Hanley, and Robert D. Gordon

The Trichoptera of Panama X. The Quebrada Rambala drainage, with description of 19 new species of microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae), Steven C. Harris and Brian J. Armitage

An annotated checklist of the Scarabaeoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the Guianas, Auke J. Hielkema and Meindert A. Hielkema

New data on the taxonomy and distribution of Philippine Ochodaeidae and description of a new species from Central Visayas (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), Jean-Bernard Huchet

Description of a new species of Melanesiandra Santos-Silva et al. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Parandrinae) found in Vanuatu, Shunsuke Kakinuma

Ephemeroptera (Insecta) in Cuba, Carlos Naranjo L., Janice G. Peters, and Pedro López del Castillo

Lepidoptera pests of sapodilla (Manilkara zapota (L.) van Royen) in south Florida, with some comments on life history and natural control, Jose I. Martinez, Jonathan H. Crane, Jeff Wasielewski, Jacqueline Y. Miller, and Daniel Carrillo

New tribes, overview and checklist of Neotropical Cladonotinae (Orthoptera: Caelifera: Tetrigidae), Daniela Santos Martins Silva, Oscar J. Cadena-Castañeda, Marcelo Ribeiro Pereira, Fernando Campos De Domenico, and Carlos Frankl Sperber

Additions to the plume moth fauna of The Bahamas (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) with description of four new species, Deborah L. Matthews, Jacqueline Y. Miller, Mark J. Simon, and Gary Goss

Thopeutica petertaylori, a new tiger beetle species (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) from Mindanao, Philippines, Milton Norman D. Medina, Analyn A. Cabras, and Jürgen Wiesner

Revisión del género Microogenius Gutiérrez (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini), con descripción de dos nuevas especies altoandinas, José Mondaca

A new genus and species of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from Ecuador, with notes on additional taxa, Eugenio H. Nearns

Two new species of South America Neocherentes Tippmann, 1960 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Onciderini), Eugenio H. Nearns and Miguel A. Monné

A new genus and seven new species of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from Central and South America, Eugenio H. Nearns and Francisco E. de L. Nascimento

Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) types of the Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin (ZMHB), Eugenio H. Nearns and Francisco E. de L. Nascimento

Amphicoma gandhara, a new species of Glaphyridae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) from Swat District in northern Pakistan, Milan Nikodým and Guido Sabatinelli

Transfer of Polycentropus harpi Moulton and Stewart to Plectrocnemia Stephens (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae), Alexander B. Orfinger

Descriptions of two new elateroid beetles (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae, Elateridae) from Burmese amber, Robert L. Otto

New species of Ochodaeus Dejean from Madagascar II (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae), M. J. Paulsen

Three new Madagascan species of Ochodaeus Dejean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae), M. J. Paulsen

The Trichoptera of Panama. XI. Three new species of caddisflies in the genus Smicridea McLachlan (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) from Omar Torrijos and Santa Fe National Parks, Ernesto Razuri-Gonzales and Brian J. Armitage

Nomenclatural changes in American Apomecynini including description of new genera and species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Antonio Santos-Silva, Francisco E. de L. Nascimento, and James E. Wappes

Notes on the natural history of Plesioclytus morrisi Wappes and Skelley, 2015 and Plesioclytus relictus Giesbert, 1993 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Kyle E. Schnepp

Three new synonymies in Phyllophaga Harris, 1827 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), with lectotype and neotype designations, Kyle E. Schnepp

Korean encyrtids (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) associated with scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha), Soo-Jung Suh

Notes on some parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) associated with Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae (Kuwana) (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) in the Republic of Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

Eraina chelifera, nueva especie chilena de la familia Autostichidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea), Francisco Urra

Observations on the natural history of Romulus globosus Knull (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Josef Vlasak

New species and taxonomical notes in Gorybia Pascoe, 1866 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), James E. Wappes, Juan Pablo Botero, and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new species and synonymy in North American Phymatodes (Phymatodes) Mulsant, 1839 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Callidiini), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new species, new geographical records, and taxonomic notes in Oreodera Audinet-Serville, 1835 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new species of Allomallodon Santos-Silva and Galileo, 2010 from Bolivia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae: Macrotomini), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

Descriptions of one new genus and seven new species of Rhinotragini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

New species and taxonomic notes for Cacostola Fairmaire and Germain, 1859 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Onciderini), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

Synonymies, a new combination, and four new species in Amphicnaeia Bates (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), James E. Wappes, Antonio Santos-Silva, and Maria Helena M. Galileo

The exotic Agrilus cyanescens (Ratzeburg) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) is discovered in Oregon, Richard L. Westcott, Wyatt Williams, and Amy Grotta