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A new species of Honduran Strongylaspis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae), Maria Helena M. Galileo and Antonio Santos-Silva

Primer registro de Raoiella indica Hirst, 1924 (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) en Guatemala, José Francisco García Ochaeta

Primer registro de Raoiella indica Hirst, 1924 (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) en Guatemala, José Francisco García Ochaeta

A remarkable teratological specimen of Trichiotinus rufobrunneus (Casey) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Trichiini), Héctor Jaime Gasca-Álvarez, Paul E. Skelley, and Cuauhtemoc Deloya

Melipona beecheii Bennett (Hymenoptera: Apidae): origen, estudios y meliponicultura en Cuba, Julio A. Genaro and Walberto Loriga

Canthidium alvarezi Martínez and Halffter, 1986: a remarkable Ateuchus Weber, 1801 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Francois Genier and Mario Cupello

Revisión taxonómica de Pseudococcus Westwood (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) de Centro y Sud América con descripciones de especies nuevas, María C. Granara de Willink and Patricia González

Primer registro de Omosita colon (Linnaeus) (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae: Nitidulinae) recolectada en cadáveres de cabrito (Capra aegagrus hircus Linnaeus) en Buenavista, Saltillo Coahuila, México, Hermelindo Hernádez-Torres, Oswaldo García-Martínez, Isabel Salazar-García, Luis Alberto Aguirre-Uribe, and Sergio Rene Sánchez-Peña

First records of Hippodamia variegata (Goeze) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) for Iowa, U.S.A., Louis S. Hesler and M. J. Hatfield

Correction of the priority of Macraspis concoloripes (Blanchard, 1851) over its subspecies Macraspis concoloripes ratcliffi Soula, 2005 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini: Rutelina), Auke J. Hielkema

New species and records of Elateridae (Coleoptera) from Cuatrociénegas, Coahuila, Mexico, Paul J. Johnson and David C. Lightfoot

Miscellaneous notes on the fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in McDermott’s 1966 catalogue of Lampyridae, Oliver Keller and Marc A. Branham

Miscellaneous notes on the fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in McDermott’s 1966 catalogue of Lampyridae II, Oliver Keller and Marc A. Branham

Notes on the Amydetinae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) in McDermott’s 1966 catalogue of Lampyridae, Oliver Keller and Marc A. Branham

Forty new records of aleocharine beetles, and two new species in the genera Acrotona Thomson and Atheta Thomson, for the province of Manitoba, Canada (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Jan Klimaszewski, Benoit Godin, Anthony Davies, Caroline Bourdon, and Denise Horwood

Description of Hydrosmectomorpha Klimaszewski and Webster, a new subgenus of Atheta C. G. Thomson, with three new Canadian species (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae), Jan Klimaszewski, Reginald P. Webster, Anthony Davis, and Caroline Bourdon

A new combination and an update of Neotoumeyella Kondo and Williams, 2009 (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae), Takumasa Kondo

Description of a new species of Toumeyella Cockerell (Hemiptera: Coccomorpha: Coccidae) on Crataegus mexicana Moc. and Sessé ex DC. (Rosaceae), Takumasa Kondo and Héctor González

Revision of the taxonomic status of Aphis floridanae Tissot (Hemiptera: Aphididae) using morphological and molecular insight, Doris Lagos-Kutz, Susan E. Halbert, David J. Voegtlin, and Glen L. Hartman

Escarabajos longicornios (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae y Disteniidae) del Parque Nacional Darién, Panamá, Alfredo Lanuza-Garay and Alonso Santos Murgas

Are Miami blues in Cuba? A review of the genus Cyclargus Nabokov (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) with implications for conservation management, Deborah L. Matthews, Jacqueline Y. Miller, Andrew D. Warren, James K. Toomey, Roger W. Portell, Terry A. Lott, and Nick V. Grishin

New records and diagnostic notes on large carpenter bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: genus Xylocopa Latreille), from the Amazon River basin of South America, Jonathan R. Mawdsley

Seven new taxa from the butterfly subtribe Euptychiina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) with revisional notes on Harjesia Forster, 1964 and Pseudeuptychia Forster, 1964, Shinichi Nakahara, Keith R. Willmott, Olaf H. H. Mielke, Johanna Schwartz, Thamara Zacca, Marianne Espeland, and Gerardo Lamas

Descriptions of two new species of false click beetles (Coleoptera: Eucnemidae) from the Bahamas, Robert L. Otto

Generic changes in the stag beetle tribe Aesalini (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae) with the description of two new species, M. J. Paulsen

Revision of the obesus species group of the stag beetle genus Nigidius MacLeay (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae: Figulini), M. J. Paulsen

Nueva especie de Aleuropleurocelus Drews y Sampson (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) y clave para especies del grupo de forma oval, Oscar Ángel Sánchez-Flores and Vicente Emilio Carapia-Ruiz

Descripción de cuatro especies nuevas de Aleurovitreus Martin (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) y clave para especies del género, Oscar Ángel Sánchez-Flores, Vicente Emilio Carapia-Ruiz, Oswaldo García-Martínez, Antonio Castillo-Gutiérrez, and José Francisco García Ochaeta

A new genus, a new species, new combinations, and notes on synonymy and nomenclature in American Desmiphorini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae), Antonio Santos-Silva and James E. Wappes

A new genus, a new species, new combinations, and notes on synonymy and nomenclature in American Desmiphorini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae), Antonio Santos-Silva and James E. Wappes

Four submarginal cells on a forewing of Melitoma taurea (Say) (Hymenoptera: Apidae), and a summary of known records of atypical and variable numbers of submarginal cells, Eugene J. Scarpulla

Expanded concept and revised taxonomy of the milliped family Xystodesmidae Cook, 1895 (Polydesmida: Leptodesmidea: Xystodesmoidea): incorporations of Euryuridae Pocock, 1909 and Eurymerodesmidae Causey, 1951, taxon revivals/proposals/transferrals, and a distributional update, Rowland M. Shelley and Jamie M. Smith

New species of Stenotothorax Schmidt from the northwestern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Paul E. Skelley and Ron H. McPeak

Tenuiphantes zelatus (Zorsch), T. zibus (Zorsch), and Centromerus mariannae sp. nov. (Araneae: Linyphiidae) in the Pacific Northwest, Jozef Slowik

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

A review of three species-level taxa of the Anthocharis sara complex (Lepidoptera: Pieridae: Pierinae: Anthocharidini), Todd L. Stout

Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) reared from Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli (Cooley) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) in the Republic of Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

The Trichoptera of Panama. VI. Seven new species of microcaddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from Mount Totumas Cloud Forest and Biological Reserve, Robin E. Thomson and Brian J. Armitage

Notes on the natural history of Enaphalodes archboldi Lingafelter and Chemsak, 2002 and E. bingkirki Lingafelter and Santos-Silva, 2018 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Josef Vlasak

New species of Elaphidiini from Central America (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae), James E. Wappes, Juan Pablo Botero, and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new synonymy and transference in Cerambycinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

A synopsis of American Caraphia Gahan, 1906 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lepturinae) with description of two new species, James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

Description of a new species of Ochraethes Chevrolat, 1860, redescription of Plocaederus mirim Martins and Monné, 2002, and new geographical records for Plocaederus Dejean, 1835 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae), James E. Wappes, Antonio Santos-Silva, and Juan Pablo Botero

Description of two new Bolivian Cerambycidae and a Costa Rican record for an African prionine (Coleoptera), James E. Wappes, Antonio Santos-Silva, and Maria Helena M. Galileo

New plant associations for adults of some species of Acmaeodera Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) occurring in the western United States, Richard L. Westcott and Mike Raschko

Chrysobothris rugosiceps Melsheimer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) found in Washington state, Richard L. Westcott, Wyatt Williams, and Glenn Kohler

Remarks on the subgenus Cylinderina Rivalier (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae: Cylindera) from the Philippines with description of a new species 144. Contribution towards the knowledge of the Cicindelidae, Jürgen Wiesner and Charles Dheurle

Taxonomic study and population variation of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccidae and Diaspididae) and associated parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in an olive grove at Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Vera R. S. Wolff, Caio F. S. Efrom, Daniel A. Aquino, and Adilson Tonietto

Cylindera (Conidera) mindoroana sp. n. (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), a new tiger beetle species from the Philippines, Herbert Zettel and Jürgen Wiesner

A new species of Philacelota Heller (Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Melolonthini) from Flores Island, Indonesia, Jiri Zidek

New species of the Scarabaeus subgenus Scarabaeolus Balthasar, with a review of the subgenus (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Scarabaeini), Jiri Zídek and Svatopluk Pokorny


The Plecoptera of Panama. I. The stonefly fauna of Mount Totumas Cloud Forest and Biological Reserve, including a new country record, Brian J. Armitage and Bill P. Stark

First record of Agrilus osburni Knull (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in two northeastern states in North America, Lawrence Barringer

First record of Myrmarachne formicaria (De Geer) (Araneae: Salticidae) in Pennsylvania, Lawrence Barringer

First records of the fulgoroid planthoppers Cixidia fusca and Synecdoche impunctata (Hemiptera: Achilidae) from Missouri, Lawrence Barringer and Claire Ciafre

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