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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

Identification of planthoppers (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) intercepted on aquarium plants in Florida and elucidation of a potential pathway for exotic aquatic and semiaquatic pests, Susan E. Halbert, Matthew R. Moore, Charles R. Bartlett, and Jade S. Allen

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

Two new species of Nothochodaeus Nikolajev, 2005 from the Himalayan region (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae), Jean-Bernard Huchet

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

Additional observations on the nesting behavior of Miscophus (Nitelopterus) californicus (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae), Frank E. Kurczewski, Alice J. Abela, and Darrell Ubick

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

Selenopidae (Arachnida: Araneae), a new host spider family for the spider wasp Tachypompilus ferrugineus (Say) (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae: Pompilini), Frank E. Kurczewski, Rick C. West, Sarah C. Crews, and N. R. Jenzen-Jones

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

Phyllobaenus thomasi and P. turnbowi, two new species from Mexico and Belize (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Hydnocerinae: Hydnocerini), 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

Additional type designations for fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) of the Biologia Centrali Americana housed in the Natural History Museum, London, Gavin J. Martin and Natalie A. Saxton

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

First records of Ancognatha aymara Mondaca, 2016 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) in Argentina, José Mondaca

Description of a new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from the Sierra Azul, Oaxaca, Mexico, a new synonymy, and notes on Chrysina species found in the Sierra Azul, José Monzón Sierra, Julian Federico Blackaller-Bages, and David C. Hawks

A new cryptic species of metallic Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from western Honduras, José Monzón Sierra and David C. Hawks

A new species of Oncotophasma Rehn, 1904 (Phasmida: Diapheromeridae) from Colombia, Andres David Murcia, Oscar J. Cadena-Castañeda, and Daniela Santos Martins Silva

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

Three new species of South American checkered beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae), Weston Opitz

A review of the Nearctic species of Fornax Laporte (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Macraulacinae: Macraulacini) with descriptions of six new species, Robert L. Otto

A remarkable new species of Nothochodaeus Nikolajev from Sumatra (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae), M. J. Paulsen

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

Sobre el estatus taxonómico de Ectinogonia darwini Waterhouse, 1913 y Ectinogonia angulicollis (Fairmaire y Germain, 1858) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): fijación del holotipo por monotipia, designación de lectotipo y descripción de dos nuevas de Ectinogonia (Ectinogonia) Spinola del norte de Chile, Cristian Pineda and José Mondaca

Review of Carpophilus (Ecnomorphus) Motschulsky, 1858 (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Carpophilinae) in the West Indies, Gareth S. Powell and Kyle E. Schnepp

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

Aphelocerus thomasi, a new species of checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Clerinae) from Mexico, Jacques Rifkind

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

A new species of Parorectis Spaeth from the north-central United States, with notes on prothoracic and head morphology of the genus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Cassidini), Edward G. Riley

A review of the Colaspis suilla species group, with description of three new species from Florida (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumolpinae), E.G. Riley

Validation of Chrysina valentini Zubov and Ivshin, 2019 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) by morphometric and cuticular reflectance analyses, David C. Robacker, Karen M. Robacker, and William C. Warfield

A new species of Pteroplatus Buquet, 1840 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and taxonomical notes in Neotropical Cerambycidae, Antonio Santos-Silva and Juan Pablo Botero

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.

Two new species of Corynellus Bates, 1885 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), Antonio Santos-Silva and James E. Wappes

A new species of Ataenius Harold (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from the southeastern United States, with a lectotype designation, Kyle E. Schnepp and Krystal L. Ashman

A new Central American genus of pleasing fungus beetles (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) from the Ischyrus-Megischyrus complex, Paul E. Skelley

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

In Memoriam: Michael C. Thomas. May 5, 1948–October 4, 2019, Paul E. Skelley and J. H. Frank

Dyslexia, a new remarkable genus of pleasing fungus beetles (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Erotylinae) from the Andes, Paul E. Skelley and Héctor Jaime Gasca-Álvarez

Michyrus, a new genus of pleasing fungus beetles with coarsely faceted eyes (Coleoptera: Erotylidae), Paul E. Skelley and Héctor Jaime Gasca-Álvarez

Two new species of Pharaxonotha Reitter among the early-diverging lineages, with a key to the species of the genus (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Pharaxonothinae), Paul E. Skelley and William Tang

A new species of Euxestoxenus Arrow (Coleoptera: Euxestidae) from Thailand, Adam Ślipiński

Description of two new genera and a taxonomic key to the world genera of Cybocephalidae (Coleoptera), Trevor Randall Smith

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

Using DNA barcoding for identification of some psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) intercepted at South Korea ports-of-entry, Soo-Jung Suh and Deuk-Soo Choi