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Taxonomic revision of Eunota togata (LaFerté-Sénectère, 1841) (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) in North America with a new subspecies from western Texas and New Mexico, United States, Robert E. Acciavatti

New species, new records and synonymy of Brazilian species of Hypothenemus Westwood, 1834 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Thomas H. Atkinson and Carlos A.H. Flechtmann

The rare beetle egg parasitoid Platystasius transversus (Thomson) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae: Sceliotrachelinae), a new genus and species record for Germany, Jessica Awad, Cristina Vasilița, and Lars Krogmann

A new Vaejovis C.L. Koch from the Sierra Madre Occidental of Durango, Mexico (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae), Jessica S. Azzinnari, Robert W. Bryson, Matthew R. Graham, Carlos Solís-Rojas, and W. David Sissom

The strange case of Colophotia miranda Olivier, 1886 (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae), Lesley Ballantyne and Wan F.A. Jusoh

Emarginoptyx Ballantyne (Coleoptera: Lampyridae: Luciolinae), a replacement name for the firefly genus Emarginata Ballantyne, 2019, Lesley Ballantyne and Oliver Keller

First record of Palonica viridia (Ball, 1903) (Hemiptera: Membracidae) in Utah, Lawrence Barringer

First record of Phaenops obtusa (Horn) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Massachusetts, Lawrence Barringer

A new genus and species of tiger beetle, Pseudocollyris shooki (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), from Yunnan, China, Wen-Xuan Bi and Jürgen Wiesner

Una nueva especie de mosca de ojos pedunculados del género Richardia Robineau-Desvoidy y un nuevo reporte de Plagiocephalus latifrons Wiedemann para la costa pacífica de Colombia (Diptera: Tephritoidea: Richardiidae y Ulidiidae), Luis Miguel Constantino

Recharacterization of Stenaspis Audinet-Serville, 1834 with a new species from Mexico (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Trachyderini), Bryan K. Eya

A new species and significant range extension for the genus Fractipes Bechynĕ (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae: Eumolpini), Wills Flowers

Two new species of Deromecus Solier from Guatemala (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Pomachiliini), E. R. Fuller

Especies nuevas de Lasioglossum Curtis de las altas montañas de las Antillas Mayores y estado actual del conocimiento del taxon Habralictellus Moure y Hurd (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae), Julio A. Genaro

New adult host records for three Buprestidae (Coleoptera) rarely encountered in the United States and significant extension of the known geographic range of Agrilus pilosicollis Fisher, Jason A. Hansen, , and Christine A. Nalepa

Checklist of Dermestidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Bostrichoidea) of the United States, Jiří Háva and Andreas Herrmann

Two new species of palm-leaf skeletonizers (Lepidoptera: Pterolonchidae: Homaledra Busck), James E. Hayden

Two new species of Nothochodaeus Nikolajev, 2005 from Palawan Island, Philippines (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae), Jean-Bernard Huchet

A new Neotropical predaceous midge in the genus Parabezzia Malloch from Guerrero, Mexico, and a second Mexican record of P. alexanderi Wirth (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae: Ceratopogoninae: Ceratopogonini), Herón Huerta, Gustavo R. Spinelli, and William L. Grogan Jr.

Survey of the Attelabidae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea), Julia Janicki and Daniel K. Young

Luciola lambkinae Keller and Ballantyne, new replacement name for Luciola roseicollis Pic, 1935 (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), Oliver Keller and Lesley Ballantyne

Nocturnal multi-species roosts of Cicindelidae (Coleoptera) in a Neotropical lowland rainforest, Susan Kirmse and Jürgen Wiesner

Taxonomic revision of Cosmodela duponti (Dejean), Cosmodela barmanica (Gestro), new status, and Cosmodela indica (Fleutiaux), new status (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), Miroslav Klícha and Jürgen Wiesner

Nesting behavior, ecology, and functional morphology of the trapdoor spider-hunting spider wasp Aporus (Plectraporus) hirsutus (Banks) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Frank E. Kurczewski, Alice J. Abela, and Rick C. West

Survivorship of soybean aphid biotypes (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on winter hosts, common and glossy buckthorn, Doris M. Lagos-Kutz and Glen L. Hartman

The lycaenid butterfly fauna (Lepidoptera) of Cosñipata, Peru: annotated checklist, elevational patterns, and rarity, Gerardo Lamas, Michael L. McInnis, Robert C. Busby, and Robert K. Robbins

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

New country records, annotated checklist and key to the dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae: Dacini) of Bangladesh, Luc Leblanc, M. Aftab Hossain, Mahfuza Momen, and Kajla Seheli

Occurrence of an exotic whitefly, Siphoninus phillyreae (Haliday) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in South Korea and its potential pathway analysis, Seon Woo Lee, Hyun Jik Lee, Jun-Ran Kim, and Soo-Jung Suh

A new genus Cicatrisphaerion, new species, new records, and redescriptions of Neotropical Cerambycidae (Coleoptera), Steven W. Lingafelter, Roy F. Morris II, Frederick W. Skillman Jr., and Antonio Santos-Silva

Ishtarella thailandica Martens, new genus, new species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) of aphid parasitoid from Thailand, with a country checklist of Aphidiinae, Abigail P. Martens, Matthew L. Buffington, Donald L.J. Quicke, Marisa Raweearamwong, Buntika A. Butcher, and Paul J. Johnson

How to distinguish the Xestotrachelus Bruner, 1913 (Orthoptera: Romaleidae: Romaleini) from other Romaleini in South America, with a report of the first record in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Daniela Santos Martins Silva, Marcelo Ribeiro Pereira, and Raysa Martins Lima

First record of Orsilochides scurrilis (Stål) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae: Pachycorinae) in the United States, with notes on the biology and distribution of U.S. species of Orsilochides Kirkaldy, A. W. Meeds, Joseph E. Eger Jr., and S. D. Carnahan

How do Vanhorniidae (Hymenoptera) parasitize Eucnemidae (Coleoptera)?, Jyrki Muona

The first record of the jumping bristletail Pedetontus gershneri Allen, 1995 (Microcoryphia: Machilidae) from Alabama, USA significantly extends its known range, Alexander B. Orfinger and Grant D. De Jong

A new species of Coomanius Fleutiaux, 1924 (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Macraulacinae: Nematodini) from Southeast Asia, Robert L. Otto

A review of the Nearctic species of Nematodes (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Macraulacinae: Nematodini) with a description of one new species, Robert L. Otto

Ardella magnaemirabilis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Ardellini), a new scarabaeoid species, genus and tribe from the southwestern United States, M. J. Paulsen

First reports of species-specific ant resemblance in heteronotine treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Heteronotinae), Robert Perger

A new species of Myrmecotypus Pickard-Cambridge spider (Araneae: Corinnidae: Castianeirinae) from the Bolivian orocline, imitating one of the world’s most aggressive ants, Robert Perger and Gonzalo D. Rubio

Chlamydastis Meyrick of Costa Rica: barcodes, biology, and descriptions of 36 new species (Lepidoptera: Depressariidae), Eugenie Phillips-Rodríguez, John W. Brown, Winnie Hallwachs, and Daniel H. Janzen

Enoclerus hefferni, a new species of checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae) from Honduras, with additions to the Honduran Enoclerus Gahan fauna, Jacques Rifkind

Redescription of the Allomyia renoa (Milne) female and association and description of the male and larva (Trichoptera: Apataniidae), David E. Ruiter, Donald R. Givens, and Hiroyuki Nishimoto

On Atrypanius cretiger (White, 1855) and Atrypanius punctatellus (Bates, 1872) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Acanthocinini), Antonio Santos-Silva and Juan Pablo Botero

New synonymies and notes in Criodion Audinet-Serville (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), Antonio Santos-Silva and Sergio Devesa

A review of the history of the names Hamaticherus Dejean and Plocaederus Dejean and description of a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), Antonio Santos-Silva, Kimberly García, and Juan Pablo Botero

On the transference of Ataxia tibialis Schaeffer to Bisaltes (Bisaltes) Thomson with synonymies and new records in the genus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Antonio Santos-Silva and James E. Wappes

A new species of Leptorhyparus Howden, 2003 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Rhyparini) in amber from the Dominican Republic, with comments on extant species, Paul E. Skelley

New genus of Rhyparini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) in amber from the Dominican Republic, Paul E. Skelley

A catalogue of the Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) of the world, Trevor Randall Smith

A new species of Scirtes Illiger, 1807 (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) from Virginia and South Carolina, U.S.A., Charles A. Springer and Deborah A. Waller

Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of the white peach scale, Pseudaulacaspis pentagona (Targioni-Tozzetti) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on Prunus salicina Lindl. (Rosales: Rosaceae) in South Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

Occurrence status of the fall armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in South Korea, Soo-Jung Suh, Deuk-Soo Choi, and Sol-moon Na

A new species of Seticeros Perger and Santos-Silva from Ecuador (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae), Josef Vlasak and Antonio Santos-Silva

New larval host plants and ecological observations on North American Cerambycidae (Coleoptera), Josef Vlasak and Katerina Vlasakova

Three new species of Phaea Newman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), with discussion of the need for and designation of a lectotype for Phaea rufiventris Bates, James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

A brief review of the New World Xestipyge Marseul (Coleoptera: Histeridae: Dendrophilinae: Paromalini) with description of a new species from the southwestern USA, William B. Warner

Two new scarab beetles from the southwestern USA (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae and Aphodiinae), William B. Warner

Micromentignatha geberti, a new tiger beetle species from Australia (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), Jürgen Wiesner

Naviauxella horii, a new tiger beetle species from Myanmar (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), Jürgen Wiesner and Moe Hnin Phyu

Subsequent spelling ritchiei for Mnematium ritchii Macleay, 1821 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeini) to be maintained for prevailing usage, Stefano Ziani


The Matsucoccus Cockerell, 1909 of Florida (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Matsucoccidae): Potential pests of Florida pines, Muhammad Z. Ahmed, Charles H. Ray, Matthew R. Moore, and Douglass R. Miller

Checklist of the caddisfly family Rhyacophilidae (Insecta: Trichoptera) in India, Tabaraq Ali, Sajad H. Parey, Manpreet S. Pandher, and Malkiat S. Saini

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

First record for Cypherotylus dromedarius (Lacordaire) (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) from Panama, Brian J. Armitage and Alonso Santos Murgas

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

Two new species of Phyllophaga of the Schizorhina species group from cloud forests of Chiapas, México and Guatemala (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), Enio B. Cano

Dos nuevas especies de gorgojos que barrenan los frutos de palma de chontaduro de los géneros Parisoschoenus y Cylindrocerus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Baridinae) de la costa pacífica de Colombia, Luis Miguel Constantino and Luis Carlos Pardo-Locarno

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

Redescripción de Eulachnesia boteroi Monné y Monné, 2015 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Hemilophini), Sergio Devesa

A new species of Diolcus Mayr (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae: Pachycorinae) with a reexamination of the subfamily and generic placement of Nesogenes boscii (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Scutelleridae: Elvisurinae or Pachycorinae), Joseph E. Eger Jr.

Description of the male of Euschistus (Euschistus) baranowskii Eger and Bianchi (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Carpocorini), Joseph E. Eger Jr.

First report of Brachyplatys subaeneus (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Plataspidae) in the United States, Joseph E. Eger Jr., Adam J. Pitcher, Susan E. Halbert, Cory Penca, and Amanda C. Hodges

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

Primer registro del pequeño escarabajo de la colmena Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) en colmenas de abejas africanizadas en Guatemala, 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

New and little known Coleoptera (Silvanidae: Silvaninae) from Central and South America, David G. H. Halstead

Two new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), David C. Hawks

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 records document Cystiphora sonchi (Vallot) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and associated parasitoids (Hymenoptera) in the continental United States, Louis S. Hesler, Michael W. Gates, and Eric A. Beckendorf

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

New family record for the West Indies and two new species of Glaresis Erichson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Glaresidae) from Hispaniola, Oliver Keller and Paul E. Skelley

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