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Revision of the northern South American species of Mortoniella Ulmer, 1906 (Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae: Protoptilinae)*, Roger J. Blahnik and Ralph W. Holzenthal

Description of a new genus of primitive ants from Canadian amber, with the study of relationships between stem- and crown-group ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Leonid H. Borysenko

Redescripción del género Ogyges Kaup (Coleoptera: Passalidae) con una lista comentada de los tipos primarios, Enio B. Cano

Contribution to the knowledge of Chilean Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea), Danilo E. Cepeda

Introducción a los Phycitinae de Chile (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), nuevo registro y descripción de una nueva especie del género Homoeographa Ragonot, 1888, Danilo E. Cepeda

Una nueva especie del género Eugnosta Hübner, de Chile (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), Danilo E. Cepeda

First Record of the Ligurian Leafhopper, Eupteryx decemnotata Rey (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Pennsylvania, Claire Ciafre and Lawrence Barringer

Review of Carelli, A., and M.L. Monné, 2015. Taxonomic revision of Phygopoda Thomson, 1864 and Pseudophygopoda Tavakilian & Peñaherrera-Leiva, 2007 (Insecta: Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), Robin O. S. Clarke

A preliminary catalogue of the moths (Lepidoptera except Papilionoidea) of Tobago, West Indies, Matthew J. W. Cock

The butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) of Tobago, West Indies: An updated and annotated checklist, Matthew J.W. Cock

Phyllium (Phyllium) brossardi sp. nov. (Phasmida, Phylliidae), a new species of leaf insect from northern Borneo, Royce T. Cumming, Stéphane Le Tirant, and Sierra N. Teemsma

Notes on the tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae) of Brunei Darussalam. 137. Contribution towards the knowledge of Cicindelinae, Claas Damken, Jürgen Wiesner, and Rodzay Abdul Wahab

Systematic revision of the species of Geomyphilus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) of Mexico and neighboring countries with description of a new Mexican species, Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, Paul E. Skelley, and Robert D. Gordon

Description of the female of Solenoptera tomentosa Lingafelter, 2015 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae: Solenopterini), Sergio Devesa, Elier Fonseca, and Alejandro Barro

Primer registro de Sarucallis kahawaluokalani (Kirkaldy, 1907) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) en Lagerstroemia indica (Lythraceae) en Guatemala, José Francisco García Ochaeta

South American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Part XVII: systematic revision of Western Hemisphere Cephaloscymnini (Coccinellinae) with description of a cryptic new genus and species of Coccidulini (Coccinellinae), Robert D. Gordon and Guy A. Hanley

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

First reports of non-phytophagous Nearctic chrysaugine moths (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), James E. Hayden, Lyle J. Buss, Kyle E. Schnepp, and Lei Xiao

Some corrections and remarks regarding the nomenclature of Neotropical Athyreini, Passalini, Phanaeini, Rutelini, Cyclocephalini, Dynastini and Oryctini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), Auke J. Hielkema

The Mantispidae of the West Indies with special reference to the Dominican Republic (Neuroptera: Mantispidae), Kevin M. Hoffman, Oliver S. Flint Jr, and Daniel E. Perez-Gelabert

Southeast Farallon Island arthropod survey, Jeffrey Honda, Bret Robinson, Michael Valainis, Rick Vetter, and Jaime Jahncke

Nemonychidae and Anthribidae of Wisconsin (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea), Julia Janicki and Daniel K. Young

Bruchidae of Chile (Insecta: Coleoptera), John M. Kingsolver, Juan E. Barriga Tuñón, Jesús Romero Nápoles, and Michael C. Thomas

A new cryptic species of Aleochara Gravenhorst associated with Marmota monax (Linnaeus) burrows and caves in North America (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Jan Klimaszewski, Reginald P. Webster, and Adam Brunke

Genus Hydrosmecta C. G. Thomson: a review of species occurring in eastern Canada (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae), Jan Klimaszewski, Reginald P. Webster, and Anthony Davies

Myrmeconycha new genus: the fi rst myrmecophilous fl ea beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini), A. S. Konstantinov and A. K. Tishechkin

Identifi cation of a new species of Aphis (Hemiptera: Aphididae) based on distinct morphology rather than DNA barcoding, Doris Lagos-Kutz, D. J. Voegtlin, and Glen Hartman

Description of a new Nearctic species of Tragosoma Audinet-Serville (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae), with species validations, new synonymies and a lectotype designation, Serge Laplante

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

A fourth account of centipede (Chilopoda) predation on bats, T. Todd Lindley, Jesús Molinari, Rowland M. Shelley, and Barry N. Steger

A new species of Dipropus Germar (Coleoptera: Elateridae) from Florida, with taxonomic and morphological notes and a new key to the species of the eastern United States, Blaine Mathison and Paul J. Johnson

Annotated World Bibliography of Host Plants of the Melon Fly, Bactrocera cucurbitae (Coquillett) (Diptera: Tephritidae), Grant T. McQuate, Nicanor J. Liquido, and Kelly A. A. Nakamichi

A new genus and new species of Brachynemurini from Ecuador (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae: Brachynemurini), Robert B. Miller and Lionel A. Stange

A new subspecies of Eupatorus gracillicornis Arrow, 1908 from Southern Vietnam (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Dynastinae), Sergey Moskalenko

Primer registro de Celidophylla albimacula Saussure y Pictet, 1898 (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) en Panamá, Alonso Santos Murgas, Yostin J. Añino R., and Iris Y. Gómez de Huertas

Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) types of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), with a brief history of the Coleoptera collection, Eugenio H. Nearns and Gareth S. Powell

The genus Tomarus Erichson (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Pentodontini) in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, Jhon César Neita-Moreno and Brett C. Ratcliffe

Nomenclatural and taxonomic changes in Staphyliniformia (Coleoptera), Alfred F. Newton

Classification, natural history, and evolution of the subfamily Peloniinae Opitz (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae). Part VIII. Systematics of the checkered beetle genus Chariessa Perty, Weston Opitz

A revision of Phlegoninae (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae), with descriptions of a new genus and four new species, Robert L. Otto

Descriptions of six new species of false click beetles (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Macraulacinae), with new identification keys for one tribe and two genera, Robert L. Otto

Eucnemid larvae of the Nearctic Region. Part VII: Description of the larvae of Nematodes penetrans (LeConte, 1852) (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Macraulacinae: Nematodini), with notes on its hypermetamorphic life cycle, Robert L. Otto

New state records for Nearctic false click beetles (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae), Robert L. Otto and Ken D. Karns

Revision of the endemic Madagascan stag beetle genus Ganelius Benesh, and description of a new, related genus (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae: Figulini), M. J. Paulsen

Nueva especie de Conognatha Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) de Brasil, Cristian Pineda and Rafael Barros

Descripción de un nuevo género y especie de longicornio áptero de Perú (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Cristian Pineda and Mauricio Cid-Arcos

First record of Conognatha iris iris Olivier (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) for Venezuela, Cristian Pineda and Carlos Taboada-Verona

New species of Ctilodes Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) from Southeast Asia, with a key to members of the genus, Gareth S. Powell and Alexandra G. Duffy

A new state record for Ohanlonella Rifkind in Mexico with a note on color variation (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Jacques Rifkind

New genera and species of mimetic Cleridae from Mexico and Central America (Coleoptera: Cleroidea), Jacques Rifkind

A new species of Madoniella Pic (Coleoptera: Cleridae) from Chiapas, Mexico, Jacques Rifkind and Weston Opitz

Descripción de una nueva especie del genero Tetraleurodes Cockerell (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) y clave para las especies de México, Oscar Ángel Sánchez-Flores, Vicente Emilio Carapia-Ruiz, Oswaldo García-Martínez, José Angel Villarreal-Quintanilla, and Antonio Castillo-Gutiérrez

Two new species of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from Colombia, Antonio Santos-Silva and Juan Pablo Botero

Descriptions, notes and reassignments in Neoibidionini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) with a new genus, three new species and keys to species of Brechmoidion Martins, 1969, Compsibidion Thomson, 1864 and Rhysium Pascoe, 1866, Antonio Santos-Silva, Maria Helena M. Galileo, and James E. Wappes

Six new species and a new country record of Coleoxestia Aurivillius, 1912 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae), Antonio Santos-Silva and James E. Wappes

Biological aspects and redescription of the weevil Revena plaumanni Bondar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Marcoandre Savaris, Silvana Lampert, Germano H. Rosado-Neto, Fernando Willyan Trevisan Leivas, and Paul Roberto Valle da Silva Pereira

Cave millipedes of the United States. XIV. Revalidation of the genus Speorthus Chamberlin, 1952 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Macrosternodesmidae), with a description of a new species from Texas and remarks on the families Polydesmidae and Macrosternodesmidae in North America, William A. Shear and James M. Reddell

A contribution on the neglected milliped genus Apheloria Chamberlin 1921 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae/-inae: Apheloriini): Neotype designation and description of Julus virginiensis Drury 1770., Rowland M. Shelley, Gary Phillips, and Jamie M. Smith

Four new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Guatemala and Honduras, José Monzón Sierra

Current status of Pseudococcidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in South Korea, Ah-Ram Son and Soo-Jung Suh

Key to the Korean species of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), Soo-Jung Suh

Notes on oak-infesting species of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in Korea, Soo-Jung Suh and Ah-Ram Son

Description of the female of Callichroma magnificum Napp and Martins, 2009 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Callichromatini), Carlos Taboada-Verona, Juan Pablo Botero, and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new Neotropical genus in the Laemophloeidae, with notes on Phloeolaemus Casey (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea), Michael C. Thomas

Una nueva especie de Eraina Clarke (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) de Chile Central, Francisco Urra

New Neotropical Rhinotragini and a new country record for Nicaragua (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new genus and two new species of Argentine Rhinotragini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

Description of a new species of Adesmus Lepeletier and Audinet-Serville, 1825, displaying chromatic dimorphism, from Bolivia (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Hemilophini), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

New anthophilous host associations for adult Acmaeodera Eschscholtz, 1829 (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) species from the western United States and Texas, Richard L. Westcott and Delbert A. La Rue

Notes on the tiger beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae) of Vietnam. 135. Contribution towards the knowledge of Cicindelinae, Jürgen Wiesner, Aligi Bandinelli, and Andrey Matalin

Two new genera and species of tiger beetles from Baltic amber (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae), Jürgen Wiesner, Kipling Will, and Joachim Schmidt

Species groups of Traumatomutilla André (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), Kevin A. Williams, Pedro R. Bartholomay, and Márcio Luiz de Oliveira

First record of the enigmatic tribe Anaeomorphini (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Charaxinae) outside of the Amazon basin: a new species of Anaeomorpha Rothschild, 1894, from the Chocó region of western Ecuador, Keith R. Willmott, Mark J. Simon, Elena Ortiz-Acevedo, and Jason P. W. Hall

Morphological revision of the western Palaearctic species of the genus Copris Geoffroy, 1762 with three foretibial external teeth (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae), Stefano Ziani


The Trichoptera of Panama IV. New records for caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) from the Republic of Panama, Brian J. Armitage, Steven C. Harris, Roger J. Blahnik, and Robin E. Thomson

First record of Mastogenius crenulatus Knull (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Massachusetts, Lawrence Barringer

First record of Ptosima walshii LeConte (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Maryland, Lawrence Barringer

First record of the camphor shot borer, Cnestus mutilatus (Blandford) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in Pennsylvania, Lawrence Barringer

South American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Part XVII: Systematic revision of the genera Cyrea Gordon and Canepari and Tiphysa Mulsant (Hyperaspidinae: Brachiacanthini), Claudio Canepari, Robert D. Gordon, and Guy A. Hanley

Nueva especie de Kessleria Nowicki, 1864 para Chile central (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) asociada a Maytenus boaria Molina (Celastraceae), Danilo E. Cepeda

Bolivian Rhinotragini X. Odontomelitta gen. nov. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Robin O. S. Clarke

Provisional revision of the genus Epimelitta Bates, 1870 and associated genera, with a brief synopsis of the genus Acorethra Bates, 1873 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Robin O.S. Clarke

Annotated checklist and biogeographic composition of the Lycaenidae (Lepidoptera) of Trinidad, West Indies, Matthew Cock and Robert K. Robbins

A new species of Octotapnia Galileo and Martins, 1992 from French Guiana (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae), Pierre-Henri Dalens

A new Eupromerini Galileo and Martins, 1995, from French Guiana (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae), Pierre -Henri Dalens

Euotophorus imeldae new genus and new species of Mexican Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Oxyomoides, a new genus for three species of Scabrostomus Gordon and Skelley, 2007 in the southeastern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Five new species of Bakerius Bondar (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae: Aleurodicinae) from the Americas and Vietnam, John W. Dooley and Allan Smith-Pardo

Current disposition of earwigflies, Merope tuber Newman and Austromerope poultoni Killington (Mecoptera: Meropeidae), in the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, James C. Dunford, Louis A. Somma, and David Serrano

Fourteen new species of Sonoma Casey (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) with a key to species from western North America, Michael L. Ferro

New species of microcaddisfl ies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from the western United States, Canada, Mexico and Belize, Steven C. Harris and Oliver S. Flint Jr.

Arthropods infesting small mammals (Insectivora and Rodentia) near Cedar Point Biological Station in southwestern Nebraska, Lindsey Howell, Katelyn Jelden, S. Elizabeth Rácz, Scott L. Gardner, and Donald D. Gettinger

Two new species of stag beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) from western Yunnan, China, Hao Huang and Chang-Chin Chen

Key to Florida Alydidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) and selected exotic pest species, M. Andrew Jansen and Susan E. Halbert

Five new species of Dipropus Germar (Coleoptera: Elateridae) from west-central North America, and a lectotype designation for Elater soleatus Say, Paul J. Johnson

First records of the iceryine scale insects Crypticerya brasiliensis (Hempel) and Crypticerya genistae (Hempel) (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae) for Colombia, Takumasa Kondo, Penny Gullan, Ana L. B. G. Peronti, Andra Amalia Ramos Portilla, Alejandro Caballero, and Nelson Villarreal- Pretelt

Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) associated with avocado crop, Persea americana Mill. (Lauraceae) in Valle del Cauca and neighboring departments of Colombia, Takumasa Kondo and Jazmín Adriana Muñoz

Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) associated with avocado crop, Persea americana Mill. (Lauraceae) in Valle del Cauca and neighboring departments of Colombia, Takumasa Kondo and Jazmín Adriana Muñoz

Taxonomic Supplement (2001 to 2015) to the Catalogue of New Zealand Carabidae (Insecta: Coleoptera), André Larochelle and Marie-Claude Larivière

Natural history, ecology, and conservation of the genus Polyphylla Harris, 1841. 1. New species from the southwestern United States and Baja California, Mexico, with notes on distribution and synonymy (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), Delbert A. La Rue