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Two new Eburiini from Mexico (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae), Stéphane Le Tirant and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new species of cave inhabiting Scotoleon Banks from Baja California (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae: Brachynemurini), Robert B. Miller

A revision of the genus Eremoleon Banks (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae: Nemoleontini), Robert B. Miller and Lionel A. Stange

Revisión del género Oogenius Solier, 1851 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini), José Mondaca

Sybra alternans (Wiedemann) (Lamiinae: Apomecynini): an Asian cerambycid established on Easter Island, Chile, José Mondaca, Francisco Ramírez, and Sergio Rothmann

Nuevo género y especie de Rutelini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) de los Andes peruanos, José Mondaca and Gorky Valencia

First record of the Bermuda grass scale Odonaspis ruthae Kotinsky, 1915 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Diaspididae) in Colombia, José Mauricio Montes Rodríguez and Takumasa Kondo

Revisión taxonómica del género Hempelicoccus Kozár (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Eriococcidae) con descripción de una especie nueva, Diego J. Moreno, Patricia González, and Lucía E. Claps

Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) types of the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH), with a brief history of the Coleoptera collection, Eugenio H. Nearns and Crystal A. Maier

A new species of Psalidognathus Gray, 1831 from Peru (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae), Taketsune Noguchi and Antonio Santos-Silva

Classification, natural history, and evolution of the subfamily Peloniinae Opitz (Coleoptera: Cleroidea: Cleridae). Part VI. New taxonomic placement for Pelonium sexpunctatum Kirsch, Weston Opitz

Eucnemid larvae of the Nearctic region. Part VI: Descriptions of the fi fth instar and prepupal larval stages of Stethon pectorosus LeConte, 1866 (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Eucneminae: Mesogenini), with notes on their biology, Robert L. Otto and Jeffrey P. Gruber

A new species of Dinonigidius de Lisle from Sri Lanka (Coleoptera: Lucanidae), M. J. Paulsen

The Cuba-Florida plant-pest pathway, Cory Penca, Damian C. Adams, and Jiri Hulcr

New antlion records (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) from Paraguay, Olga Petko, Paul Smith, Lionel Stange, and Sergio D. Rios

A new species of Neostenoptera (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae: Winnertziinae) from eastern North America, John D. Plakidas and Michael L. Ferro

Review of the Gymnopleurini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). III. Asian species of Garreta Janssens, Svatopluk Pokorný and Jiri Zidek

Trox paulseni (Coleoptera: Trogidae), a new species from Nebraska and Kansas, USA, Brett C. Ratcliffe

Enoclerus Gahan: predators of chemically protected ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Cleridae and Coccinellidae), Jacques Rifkind

Parajulid milliped studies XII: Initial assessment of Ptyoiulus Cook 1895 and neotype designations for Julus impressus Say 1821 and J. montanus Cope 1869 (Diplopoda: Julida), Rowland M. Shelley and Jamie M. Smith

Parajulid milliped studies XI: Initial assessment of the tribe Gosiulini (Diplopoda: Julida), Rowland M. Shelley and Jamie M. Smith

Two new Vaejovis C.L. Koch 1836 from highlands of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Durango, Mexico (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae), W. David Sissom, Matthew R. Graham, Taylor G. Donaldson, and Robert W. Bryson

Corrections to Neotropical Rhinaspis Perty and Plectris LePeletier and Audinet-Serville (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) classifi cation and nomenclature, Andrew B. T. Smith

A new genus and species of Tanyproctini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from the Coquimbo Region of Chile, Andrew B. T. Smith and José Mondaca

Notes on some species of Myzomorphus Sallé, 1850 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae, Anacolini), Amoret Spooner and Antonio Santos-Silva

A Preliminary Annotated Checklist of Mississippi Mecoptera (Insecta), Bill P. Stark, Paul K. Lago, Audrey B. Harrison, and William E. Smith

Armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) from warm temperate forests in Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

New records of Chionaspis armored scales (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

A new record of the armored scale genus Carulaspis MacGillivray (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) from Korea and its aphelinid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), Soo-Jung Suh and Gregory A. Evans

Nuevos registros de escarabajos longicornios (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) para Venezuela, Carlos Taboada-Verona, Renato Mattei, Roberto Mattei, Carlos Aguilar Julio, and Alfredo Lanuza-Garay

A revision of the genus Rhinolaemus Steel (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae), Michael C. Thomas

Checklists of Cucujidae, Laemophloeidae, and Silvanidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea) from Iran, Michael C. Thomas and Hassan Ghahari

First record of Megapsyrassa xestioides (Bates, 1872) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Elaphidiini) in Colombia, Carlos Taboada- Verona and Alfredo Lanuza- Garay

A new species of Paradiscopus Schwarzer (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Acanthoderini) from Costa Rica, Josef Vlasak

New species of Neocompsa and Tropidion from Bolivia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Neoibidionini), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

Pyroghatsiana: A new genus of fire-colored beetles (Coleoptera: Pyrochroidae: Pyrochroinae) from the Southern Ghats, India, Daniel K. Young

Studies on Palaearctic Onthophagus associated with burrows of small mammals. V. A new species of the semicornis group from south-central Iran (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini), Stefano Ziani


Listado actualizado de diaspídidos sobre frutos tropicales y primer registro de Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (Cooley) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) para la Argentina, Cristian Amún and Lucía E. Claps

New species and new country records for Vietnamese caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera), Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage and Brian J. Armitage

The Trichoptera of Panama. III. Updated species list for caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) in the Republic of Panama, Brian J. Armitage, Steven C. Harris, Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage, and Aydeé Cornejo

The Trichoptera of Panama I. New records for caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) from the Republic of Panama, Brian J. Armitage, Steven C. Harris, and Ralph W. Holzenthal

Nueva técnica de microscopía electrónica de barrido para el estudio de Coccoidea (Insecta: Hemiptera), Andrea Saracho Bottero and Lucía E. Claps

New distributional records for Neotropical spongillafl ies (Neuroptera: Sisyridae), David E. Bowles

New distributional records for pleasing lacewings (Neuroptera: Dilaridae, Nallachius spp.) in the Americas, David E. Bowles, Atilano Contreras-Ramos, Mariza A. Sarmiento-Cordero, and Michael L. Ferro

Redescripción de Megaplatypus exaratus (Blandford 1896) con notas sobre su distribución en México y Centroamérica (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae), Armando Burgos-Solorio and Thomas H. Atkinson

Bolivian Cerambycinae: new anthophilous species (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Robin O. S. Clarke

Revision of the genus Acyphoderes Audinet-Serville, 1833, with a brief synopsis of the genus Bromiades Thomson, 1864 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Robin O. S. Clarke

A new genus of Rhinotragini for Molorchus laticornis Klug, 1825 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Robin O. S. Clarke, Amoret Spooner, and Joachim Willers

A new genus for Drepanocanthoides larreae (Horn, 1887) and description of a new congeneric Mexican species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

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

Reporte de Stigmacoccus paranaensis Foldi (Hemiptera, Stigmacoccidae), insecto escama asociado con la producción de miel de mielato en Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, Vera Regina dos Santos Wolff, Sidia Witter, and Bruno Brito Lisboa

Polytes debra, a new species from Peru (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae: Pachycorinae), Joseph E. Eger, Jr.

A new species of Neoregostoma Monné and Giesbert, 1992 from Costa Rica and Panama (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae), José Rafael Esteban Durán and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new Anomiopus Westwood from Peru (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Luis Figueroa and W. D. Edmonds

Natural history of the tortoise beetle, Discomorpha (Discomorpha) biplagiata (Guérin) (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae: Omocerini), R. Wills Flowers and Caroline S. Chaboo

Notas sobre la identifi cación y distribución de Centris testacea Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Anthophila; Apidae), Julio A. Genaro

The Dynastinae of the island of Saba, Dutch Caribbean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), Conrad P. D. T. Gillett and Michael P. T. Gillett

Una especie nueva del género Hempelicoccus Kozár y Konczné Benedicty (Coccoidea: Eriococcidae) en la Argentina, Patricia González, María Begoña Riquelme Virgala, and Agustina Ansa

A revision of the biting midges in the Culicoides (Monoculicoides) nubeculosus-stigma complex in North America with the description of a new species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), William L. Grogan Jr. and Timothy J. Lysyk

The Trichoptera of Panama. II. Ten new species of microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae), Steven C. Harris and Brian J. Armitage

A contribution on the milliped tribe Nannariini (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae): Revalidation of Mimuloria Chamberlin 1928; identities of Fontaria oblonga C. L. Koch 1847, and Nannaria minor Chamberlin 1918; elucidation of the tribal range; and commentaries on Nannaria Chamberlin 1918, and Oenomaea Hoffman 1964, Derek A. Hennen and Rowland M. Shelley

A new species of Drapetes Megerle (Coleoptera: Elateridae), with taxonomic summaries and a key to the species of northern North America, Paul J. Johnson

Two new species, a new country record, and a key to the species of Aulonothroscus Horn (Coleoptera: Throscidae) from The Bahamas, Paul J. Johnson

A checklist of natural enemies of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia and the world, Takumasa Kondo, Guillermo González F., Catherine Tauber, Yoan Camilo Guzmán Sarmiento, Andrés Felipe Vinasco Mondragon, and Dimitri Forero

New distribution and host records for white coconut scale, Parlagena bennetti Williams (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), Takumasa Kondo, Penny Gullan, Gillian W. Watson, Alex Enrique Bustillo Pardey, and Luis Guillermo Montes

Synopsis of the genus Bembidion Latreille in New Zealand (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), André Larochelle and Marie-Claude Larivière

On the distribution of some African species of Diplocladus Fairmaire and Strotocera Schenkling (Coleoptera: Cleridae: Tillinae), John M. Leavengood Jr.

New genus and species of Trachyderini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae) from Peru, Stéphane Le Tirant and Antonio Santos-Silva

Nueva especie de Lycomedes Brème, 1844 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Dynastinae) de los Andes colombianos y clave para identifi cación de las especies, Luis Carlos Pardo- Locarno, Alfonso Villalobos Moreno, and Román Stechauner Rohringer

Review and comments on the current status of Choranthus richmondi L. Miller (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) in the Bahamas, Jacqueline Y. Miller, Deborah L. Matthews, Mark J. Simon, and Richard M. Rozycki

Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) types of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN), with a brief history of the Coleoptera collection, Eugenio H. Nearns and Gérard L. Tavakilian

A revision of the tribe Coelidiini of the Oriental, Palearctic and Australian biogeographical regions (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Coelidiinae), M. W. Nielson

Insectos escama (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) del Parque Natural Topes de Collantes, Sancti-Spíritus, Cuba y la relación con sus plantas hospedantes, Nereida Mestre Novoa, Greg S. Hodges, Avas Hamon, Takumasa Kondo, Pedro Herrera Oliver, María del Carmen Marquetti Herrera, and Arturo Hernández Marrero

A new genus and four new species of false click beetles (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae) from Southeast Asia, Robert L. Otto

Eucnemid larvae of the Nearctic region. Part V: Fifth instar larval descriptions for eight species of Microrhagus Dejean, 1833 (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae: Melasinae: Dirhagini), with descriptions of four new species and notes on their biology, Robert L. Otto

A new species of Platyceroides Benesh (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) from Oregon, M. J. Paulsen

The beetles of the Lesser Antilles (Insecta, Coleoptera): diversity and distributions, Stewart B. Peck

Rodolia cardinalis (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), a new predator of Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo and Unruh (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae), Ever Camilo Pinchao, Takumasa Kondo, and Guillermo González

Checklist of Kheper Janssens and description of a new species from northern Tanzania (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Svatopluk Pokorny and Jiri Zídek

Lectotype designations in Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Boridae and Mycteridae, based on material in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea), Darren A. Pollock

A checklist of the sap beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) fauna of Indiana, with notes on effective trapping methods, Gareth S. Powell

Morphological variability and evaluation of taxonomic characters in the genus Erythemis Hagen, 1861 (Odonata: Libellulidae: Sympetrinae), Fredy Palacino Rodríguez, Carlos E. Sarmiento, and Enrique González-Soriano

A new species of Parandra (Parandra) Latreille from Peru (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Parandrinae), Antonio Santos-Silva

Two new species of Corimbion Martins from Bolivia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Neoibidionini), Antonio Santos-Silva, Maria Helena M. Galileo, and James E. Wappes

Phenology of Zagryphus zulaya Gauld (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Tryphoninae) in a montane forest in Guatemala and a new country record for Z. vegai Gauld, Jack C. Schuster and Gabriella Steele

A contribution on the Middle American milliped family Rhachodesmidae (Polydesmida: Leptodesmidea: Rhachodesmoidea): description of Tiphallus torreon n. sp., the first species from Coahuila, Mexico; first records from Belize; and depiction of the (super)familial distribution, Rowland M. Shelley, Ancelmo Orona Espino, and Miguel Ángel Gallegos Robles

The enigmatic milliped genus Pandirodesmus Silvestri 1932 and description of a new species from Tobago represented by males (Polydesmida: Leptodesmidea: Chelodesmidae: Chelodesminae: Pandirodesmini), Rowland M. Shelley and Jamie M. Smith

Identificación de las especies mexicanas del género Xyleborus Eichhoff, 1864 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Mauricio Pérez Silva, Armando Equihua Martínez, and Thomas H. Atkinson

Saprovisca sarangay, new species, a second species in an unusual Philippine genus of Eupariini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Paul E. Skelley

Trichonotuloides aphoderrans, n.sp. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), a new genus and species for the United States, Paul E. Skelley and William B. Warner

New records of armored scale insects, Pseudaulacaspis MacGillivray (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), in Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

Scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) found on dracaena and ficus plants (Asparagales: Asparagaceae, Rosales: Moraceae) from southeastern Asia, Soo-Jung Suh and Khanxay Bombay

A preliminary checklist of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) intercepted in Korea on dracaena and ficus plants (Asparagales: Asparagaceae, Rosales: Moraceae) imported from southern Asia, Soo-Jung Suh and Ik-Hwa Hyun

A review of New World Laemophloeus Dejean (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae): 3. Nearctic species, Michael C. Thomas

Description of a new species of Plesioclytus Giesbert (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae) from Georgia, and transfer of the genus to Plesioclytini Wappes and Skelley, new tribe, James E. Wappes and Paul E. Skelley

A new species of Chrysobothris Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from nests of Cerceris fumipennis Say (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in northeastern Florida, USA, with new state records for species of Chrysobothris and a list of buprestid prey species taken by the wasp in Florida, Richard L. Westcott and Michael C. Thomas

A new species of Paraberismyia Woodley (Diptera, Stratiomyidae, Beridinae) from Chiapas, Mexico, Norman E. Woodley

New country records of Scarabaeoidea (Coleoptera) from the Palaearctic Region, Stefano Ziani, Aleš Bezděk, Tristão Branco, Oliver Hillert, Stanislav Jákl, David Král, Marion Mantič, Eckehard Rößner, and Richard Sehnal


A Preliminary Checklist, Classification, and Four New Country Records for the Elateridae (Coleoptera) of Ecuador, María P. Aguirre-Tapiero and P. J. Johnson

A New Species of Xylotrechus (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Clytini) from Utah, Ronald L. Alten