Center for Systematic Entomology, Gainesville, Florida




Date of this Version

March 1990


Published in Insecta Mundi Vol. 4, No. 1-4, March-December 1990. Copyright © 1990 Arnett.
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For several months in 1984 Robert E. Woodruff and I discussed the need for a new entomological journal. Naturally we were concerned about the literally hundreds of existing journals devoted to entomology in general and specific groups of insects in particular. (I had recently compiled, still unpublished, a directory of the entomological serial publications of the World.) We, therefore, searched and found an unoccupied niche for our new journal. We started Insecta Mundi, with the help of a local editorial board, in 1985. The first volume took two years to complete. (See p. 132 for publication dates of each issue.)

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