Insecta Mundi is a journal primarily devoted to insect systematics, but articles can be published on any non-marine arthropod taxon. Manuscripts considered for publication include, but are not limited to, descriptions of new taxa, informal taxonomic notes, bibliographies, checklists, catalogs, and reviews. For papers about new insect species, Insecta Mundi provides authors early publication so that the species may be included in other books and catalogs.

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Distribution of the centipede Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (Say) in Alaska and Canada (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae), Rowland M. Shelley

Occurrence of the milliped, Stenodesmus tuobitus (Chamberlin), west of the Rio Grande (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae), Rowland M. Shelley

The Delphacidae of Yukon Territory, Canada (Homoptera: Fulgoroidea), Stephen W. Wilson

The American species of the annulatipes group of the subgenus Lepidohelea, genus Forcipomyia (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Willis W. Wirth and Gustavo R. Spinelli


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Volume 5, No. 1, March 1991 Covers and Ads

Una nueva especie de Ferrisia Fullaway en la República Argentina. (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae), Maria Cristina Granara de Willink

Systematics and biogeography of Marsikomerus Attems, 1938, a misunderstood genus of centipedes (Geophilomorpha: Schendylidae), Richard L. Hoffman and Luis A. Pereira

New Locality and Host Records for South American Acanthoscelides (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), John M. Kingsolver

Apionidae from North and Central America. Part 3. A New Genus in the Tribe Aplemonini Kissinger from Mexico (Coleoptera, David G. Kissinger

Stings of Ants of the Tribe Ectatommini (Formicidae: Ponerinae), Charles Kugler

A Revision of the World Amphibulus Kriechbaumer (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Phygadeuontinae), John C. Luhman

The Buprestidae (Coleoptera) of Missouri, Ted C. MacRae

Discovery of the Boll Weevil, Anthonomus grandis Boheman in Paraguay (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), R. M. Marengo and W. H. Whitcomb

A New Genus of Exodont lchneutinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), W. R. M. Mason

Color identification of economically important Spodoptera larvae in Honduras (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), S. Passoa

The Scientific Publications of Roland Fountain Hussey 1916 - 1968, John T. Polhemus

On the Nomenclature and Classification of the Meloidae (Coleoptera), Richard B. Selander

The genus Vaejovis in Sonora, Mexico (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae), W. David Sissom

The genus Serradigitus in Sonora, Mexico, with descriptions of four new species (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae), W. David Sissom and Scott A. Stockwell

Philonthus furvus Nordmann, 1837 and its allies in Mexico and Central America (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae), A. Smetana

The genus Culicoides in Uruguay (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Gustavo R. Spinelli and Maria E. Martinez

The Neotropical Predaceous Midges of the genus Bezzia (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Part IV. The dentifemur and venustula Groups, Gustavo R. Spinelli and Willis W. Wirth

Type species of New World Hispinae genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), C. L. Staines

Six new species of Skippers from Mexico (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Pyrginae and Heteropterinae, Stephen R. Steinhauser

Rediscovery of Romulus globosus Knull (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), M. C. Thomas

Book Review: Applied Myrmecology: A World Perspective by Robert K. Vander Meer, Jaffe Klaus, and Cedano Aragua, Arnold Van Pelt

Notes On Ant Larvae 1989-1991, George C. Wheeler and Jeanette Wheeler


Volume 4, No. 1-4 – December 1990

Editorial, Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Oaxacanthaxia viridis, a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from Mexico with Old World affinities, C. L. Bellamy

Tetrigidae (Orthoptera) With Partly Exposed Wings, R. E. Blackith

A Catalog of the Order Zoraptera (Insecta), Michael D. Hubbard

Cycloalexy: A new concept in the larval defense of insects, Pierre Jolivet, Joao Vasconcellos-Neto, and Philip Weinstein

Apionidae from North and Central America. Part 2. Description of a New Subgenus and Two New Species of Apion from Mexico (Coleoptera), David G. Kissinger

Systematic Study of the Pantomorus viridisquamosus Species Group (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Analia Lanteri and Marta S. Loiacono

Neotropical Predaceous Midges of the Genus Bezzia (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) Part III. The gibbera Group of Species, Gustavo R. Spinelli and Willis W. Wirth

North American Negastriinae (Coleoptera, Elateridae): The Negastriinae of the Eastern United States and Adjacent Canada, Jeffrey N. L. Stibnick

A New Species of Berosus from Florida (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae), Eileen R. Van Tassell

Eggs, Larvae and Biological Notes on Disonycha leptolineata Blatchley (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), John R. Watts

Distributional, Biological and Taxonomic Notes on North American Buprestidae (Coleoptera), Richard L. Westcott

New Neotropical Species of Desmopachria (Desmopachria s. str.) Babington (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), Frank N. Young


Sandhill Crane Press catalogs


VOLUME 3, NO. 1, MARCH 1989 Contents


New species and notes on Mexican Hylesininae (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), Thomas Atkinson

Lectotype designations in the Buprestidae collections of the National Museum of Natural History (Coleoptera), C. L. Bellamy and G. H. Nelson

Las Especies Argentinas y Paraguayas del Género Cerceris Latreille, des los Grupos "pollens" y "rugulosa", Manfredo A. Fritz

Book Review: Crop and Plant Protection, The Practical Foundations by Rudolph Heitefuss, V. K. Gupta

Book Review: Insect Spiracular Systems By T. B. Nikam and V. V. Khole., V. K. Gupta

Records and Descriptions of Costa Rican Cerambycidae, Part 1 : the Turrialba Valley, Frank T. Hovore

Identification and Nesting Sites of North American Species of Dolichoderus Lund (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Clifford Johnson

Taxonomy and Diagnosis of Conomyrma insana (Buckley) and C. flava (McCook) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Clifford Johnson

A Revision of the South American Hairstreak Butterfly Genera Tergissima and Femniterga (Lycaenidae: Theclinae), Kurt Johnson

The Hairstreak Butterfly Genus Noreena (Lycaenidae, Theclinae) and a New Species from Western Peru, Kurt Johnson

Book Review: Biologie des Coleopteres by Renaud Paulian, P. Jolivet

Book Review: Larvas de Coleoptera do Brasil by Cleide Costa, Sergio A. Vanin, and Sonia A. Casari-Chan, P. Jolivet

Apionidae from North and Central America. Part 1. Notes on the classification of the Apion subgenus Trichapion Wagner with description of new species from the United States of America. (Coleoptera), David G. Kissinger

A New Species of Moranida Mansell from Venezuela (Neuroptera: Nemopteridae), Robert B. Miller and Lionel A. Stange

Revision of the Genus Dimarella Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), Robert B. Miller and Lionel A. Stange

A Revision of the genus Octotoma (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Hispinae), C. L. Staines Jr.

Synopsis of the Genera and Subgenera of the Tribe Peleciini, and Revision of the Neotropical and Oriental Species (Coleoptera: Carabidae), S. L. Straneo and G. E. Ball

New Records of Lace Bugs from West Virginia (Hemiptera: Tingidae), Laura Torres-Miller

The Anthribidae of the Seychelles and Mascarene Islands: taxonomy, keys, and a bibliographic catalogue (Coleoptera), Barry D. Valentine

New Country and State Records, and Other Notes for Mexican Buprestidae (Coleoptera), Richard L. Westcott, Thomas H. Atkinson, Henry A. Hespenheide, and G. H. Nelson

My association with William Steel Creighton, George C. Wheeler

Revised techniques for the study of ant larvae, George C. Wheeler and Jeanette Wheeler


Insecta Mundi Volume 2 Covers

A Key to Species of the Genus Primeuchroeus and Descriptions of New Species (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae), Richard M. Bohart

A New Schizomus from the Indian State of Maharashtra, with Additional Comments on Eyed Schizomids (Arachnida: Schizomidae), James C. Cokendolpher, W. David Sissom, and D. B. Bastawade

Paederus, sensu lato (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae): An Index and Review of the Taxa, J. H. Frank

Book Review: Glyphipterigidae auctorum sensu lato, J. B. Heppner

Book Review: Life Sciences Organizations and Agencies Directory, J. B. Heppner

The Status of the Names Clytus horridus LeConte and Clytus leucozonus Castelnau & Gory (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Richard L. Hoffman

Promatsumura, Replacement Name for Procloeon Matsumura, 1931 (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) with Designation of Type-Species, Michael D. Hubbard

A New Subspecies of Sandia macfarlandi from the Sierra Madre Oriente of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Kurt Johnson

Replacement name for Mitoura siva rhodope Clench (1981) [nec Godman & Salvin, 1887] (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Kurt Johnson

Tergissima and Femniterga, New Sister Genera of Calycopis Scudder and Calystryma Field from the South Central Andes (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Kurt Johnson

BOOK REVIEW: The Leafhoppers and Planthoppers, 1985, Frank W. Mead

Zoogeography, Ecology, and Systematics of the Genus Rhagovelia Mayr (Heteroptera: Veliidae) in Borneo, Celebes, and the Moluccas, John T. Polhemus and Dan A. Polhemus

A Review of Minilimosina (Svarciella) Rohacek, with Descriptions of Fourteen New Species (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae), J. Rohacek and S. A. Marshall

An Annotated Catalog and Summary of Bionornics of Blister Beetles of the Genus Psalydolytta (Coleoptera: Meloidae), Richard B. Selander

A Revision of the New World Species of Cryptolestes Ganglbauer (Coleoptera: Cucujidae: Laemophloeinae), M. C. Thomas

Generic Key to the Known Larvae of the Cucujidae, Passandridae, and Silvanidae of America North of Mexico (Coleoptera), M. C. Thomas

Book Review: Evolutionary Biology of Orthopteroid Insects, Thomas J. Walker

A Checklist of the Ants of Wyoming (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), G. C. Wheeler and Jeanette Wheeler




Praestochrysis of the Ethiopian Region with a key and descriptions of new species(Hymenoptera: Chrysididae), R. M. Bohart

Lithoserix williamsi (Siricidae: Hymenoptera) a newly recognized fossil horntail from Florissant, Colorado, F. Martin Brown


A Catalog of the Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of Hong Kong, Michael D. Hubbard

A North Florida Ant Fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Clifford Johnson

New Species of the American Genus Adelphe Mocsary (Hymenoptera, Chrysididae), Lynn Siri Kimsey


Allotype description of the male scale Sclerococcus chilensis (Homoptera: Coccoidea: Asterolecaniidae), P. L. Lambdin

Revision of the Nearctic GLYPHICNEMIS Foerster (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Gelinae), John Luhman

Anzora and Dworena, two new genera erected for Australian species formerly placed in Paratella and Sephena. (Homoptera: Fulgoridae), John T. Medler

A New Thecline from Sulawesi (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Theclinae), Lee D. Miller and Jaqueline Y. Miller