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A new genus for the Neotropical species of Aesalus Fabricius, with descriptions of eight new species (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae), M. J. Paulsen

A revision of the species of Anogdus LeConte of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Leiodinae: Leiodini), Stewart B. Peck and Joyce Cook

Systematics and distributions of the genera Cyrtusa Erichson, Ecarinosphaerula Hatch, Isoplastus Horn, Liocyrtusa Daffner, Lionothus Brown, and Zeadolopus Broun of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Leiodinae: Leiodini), Stewart B. Peck and Joyce Cook

First record of predation on a seed beetle (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) by a checkered beetle (Coleoptera: Cleridae), Jesús Romero Nápoles and Jacques Rifkind

First report of Desmiphora hirticollis (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) on Wigandia urens (Ruiz and Pavón) H.B.K. (Hydrophilaceae) in Mexico, José Antonio Sánchez García, Roselia Jarquín López, Jesus Romero-Napoles, and José Isaac Figueroa de la Rosa

Rediscovery of the Florida Scorpionfly, Panorpa floridana Byers (Mecoptera: Panorpidae), Louis A. Somma, Stephen Cresswell, and James Dunford

A review of the genus Alurnus Fabricius, 1775 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae), C. L. Staines

On the armored scales, genus Aulacaspis Cockerell (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), of Korea, Soo-Jung Suh

A review of New World Laemophloeus Dejean (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae): 1. Species with antennal club of more than three antennomeres, Michael C. Thomas

Additions to the known Vesperidae and Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Bolivia, James E. Wappes, Steven W. Lingafelter, Miguel A. Monné, and Julieta Ledezma Arias

A Synopsis of Bolivian Polyrhaphis Audinet-Serville (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) with description of a new species, James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

The chennelli group of the Genus Therates Latreille (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) 114. Contribution towards the knowledge of Cicindelidae, Jürgen Wiesner

Checklist and bibliography of the Trogidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), Jiri Zídek


Two new species of the genus Pahamunaya Schmid (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) from Vietnam, Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage and Brian J. Armitage

Additions to the genus Goera Stephens (Trichoptera, Goeridae) from Southeast Asia, Brian J. Armitage and Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage

The Genus Chimarra Stephens (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae) in Vietnam, Roger J. Blahnik, Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage, and Brian J. Armitage

Revision of African Parandrinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Thierry Bouyer, Alain Drumont, and Antonio Santos-Silva

Los ciempiés escutigeromorfos (Scutigeromorpha), escolopendromorfos (Scolopendromorpha) y geofilomorfos (Geophilomorpha) de la selva tropical caducifolia de la reserva de Chamela, Jalisco, México, Fabio Germán Cupul-Magaña

Systematic revision of Gonaphodiellus taxa, with description of two new genera and fourteen new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Systematic revision of the genus Orodaliscoides Schmidt, 1913 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

A new genus and species of armored scale insect (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) from Australia found in the historic Koebele Collection of the California Academy of Sciences, John W. Dooley III and Gregory A. Evans

Taxonomy of Phanaeus revisited: Revised keys to and comments on species of the New World dung beetle genus Phanaeus MacLeay, 1819 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini), W. D. Edmonds and J. Zídek

Notes on the Distribution and Habitat of Omethes marginatus LeConte (Coleoptera: Omethidae), Arthur V. Evans and Kyle E. Schnepp

Comparison of Coleoptera emergent from various decay classes of downed coarse woody debris in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Michael L. Ferro, Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms, and Christopher E. Carlton

Comparison of the Coleoptera communities in leaf litter and rotten wood in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Michael L. Ferro, Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms, and Christopher E. Carlton

Comparison of three collection techniques for capture of Coleoptera, with an emphasis on saproxylic species, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Michael L. Ferro, Matthew L. Gimmel, Kyle E. Harms, and Christopher E. Carlton

The genus Gromphas Brullé, 1837 in Peru (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini), Luis Figueroa, W. D. Edmonds, and Felipe Meza-Velez

New species, records, and a synonymy of African Sisyridae (Neuroptera), Oliver S. Flint Jr

Chalcosicya maya n. sp, a new Mexican species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Eumoplinae) and its implications for morphology and biogeography, R. Wills Flowers

Neoxantholinus cristatus (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) is reported from the Cayman Islands, J. H. Frank

Natural history of four species of Platydracus Thomson (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Heliconia bourgaeana Petersen (Zingiberales: Heliconiaceae) flower bracts, J. H. Frank and M. A. Morón

A review of the New World Krisnini (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Iassinae) including three genera and six new species, Paul H. Freytag

New country record for Tetramereia convexa (Harold, 1869) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Christian Ampudia Gatty, Rita Vanesa Estrella Grández, and Jorge Ari Noriega

First record of Megischus brunneus Cresson, 1865 (Hymenoptera: Stephanidae) from Hispaniola, the Antilles, Julio A. Genaro

A preliminary report on the World species of Bemisia Quaintance and Baker and its congeners (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) with a comparative analysis of morphological variation and its role in the recognition of species, Raymond Gill

Erratum: World Catalogue of Propalticidae, with a replacement name for Discogenia Kolbe (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea), Matthew L. Gimmel

First report of Delphastus quinculus Gordon and Diomus seminulus (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) feeding on eggs and first-instar nymphs of Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo and Unruh (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae), Guillermo González, Rodrigo López Bermúdez, and Takumasa Kondo

Dos especies nuevas de Acanthococcus Signoret (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Eriococcidae) encontrados en Asteraceae de la Argentina, Patricia González and María C. Granara de Willink

Revisión sistemática de Mesolecanium Cockerell de la región Neotropical (Hemiptera: Coccidae), con sinonimia y combinaciones nuevas [Systematic Revision of Mesolecanium Cockerell from the Neotropical Region (Hemiptera: Coccidae) with new synonym and combinations], María C. Granara de Willink

An annotated list of the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Florida: Part I. The family Hydroptilidae, with descriptions of five new species, Steven C. Harris, Andrew K. Rasmussen, and Dana R. Denson

A new U.S. and Florida record for Caccoleptus (Bicaccoleptus) kacka Háva, 2009 (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), Jiří Háva and Michael C. Thomas

First U.S. records of Amorbia concavana (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), James E. Hayden

Tropidosteptes forestierae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Miridae: Mirinae): A New Species of Plant Bug Injuring Ornamental Florida Swampprivet, Forestiera segregata (Oleaceae), in South Florida, Thomas J. Henry, Doug L. Caldwell, and Susan E. Halbert

New records of biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille from Mexico (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Herón Huerta, Ana M. Rodríguez Castrejón, William L. Grogan Jr., and Sergio Ibáñez-Bernal

A list of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) intercepted in quarantine on imported succulent plants in Korea 2006-2010, Jungyoun Ji and Soo-Jung Suh

The variegated mud-loving beetles (Coleoptera: Heteroceridae) of Mississippi and Alabama, with discussion and keys to the species occurring in the southeastern United States, Jonas G. King and Paul K. Lago

First records of Micromalthidae and Jacobsoniidae (Coleoptera) in Alabama, USA, Timothy N. King and R. Michael Brattain

Rediscovery and status of Cylindera (s. str.) lunalonga (Schaupp, 1884) (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae) in the San Joaquin Valley of California with a comparison to a Sierra Nevada population, Mike Kippenhan, C. Barry Knisley, and R. Dennis Haines

A morphological and mtDNA analysis of the badlands tiger beetle, Cicindela (s. str.) decemnotata Say, 1817 (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae) with the description of three new subspecies, C. Barry Knisley, M. Ryan Woodcock, and Michael G. Kippenhan

Report of new invasive scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea), Crypticerya multicicatrices Kondo and Unruh (Monophlebidae) and Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) (Pseudococcidae), on the islands of San Andres and Providencia, Colombia, with an updated taxonomic key to iceryine scale insects of South America, Takumasa Kondo, Penny Gullan, and Andra Amalia Ramos Portilla

A new species of Reticulitermes Holmgren, 1913 (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from the southeastern United States, Su Yee Lim and Brian T. Forschler

Observations of plume moths on North Andros Island, Bahamas, and notes on new records and species previously recorded from the Bahamas (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae), Deborah L. Matthews, Jacqueline Y. Miller, Mark J. Simon, and Gary Goss

An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Honduras, Jacqueline Y. Miller, Deborah L. Matthews, Andrew D. Warren, M. Alma Solis, Donald J. Harvey, Patricia Gentili-Poole, Robert Lehman, Thomas C. Emmel, and Charles V. Covell

A new species of Stenorrhachus McLachlan from Chile (Neuroptera: Nemopteridae) with biological notes, Robert B. Miller and Lionel A. Stange

The cave mouth antlions of Australia (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), Robert B. Miller and Lionel A. Stange

Preliminary checklist of the Cerambycidae, Disteniidae, and Vesperidae (Coleoptera) of Peru, Miguel A. Monné, Eugenio H. Nearns, Sarah C. Carbonel Carril, Ian P. Swift, and Marcela L. Monné

A new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Oaxaca, Mexico, José Monzón Sierra

A new genus and five new species of Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from South America, with notes on additional taxa, Eugenio H. Nearns and Gérard-Luc Tavakilian

New Taxa and Combinations in Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) from Central and South America, with notes on additional taxa, Eugenio H. Nearns and Gérard-Luc Tavakilian

Faunal diversity of Paederus Fabricius, 1775 (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Iran, Mahmood R. Nikbakhtzadeh, Mehdi Naderi, and Parivash Safa

Two species of Compsus Schoenherr, new citrus pests from Colombia (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae), Charles W. O’Brien and Jorger Peña

A summary of the endemic beetle genera of the West Indies (Insecta: Coleoptera); bioindicators of the evolutionary richness of this Neotropical archipelago, Stewart B. Peck and Daniel E. Perez-Gelabert

The apterous endemic genus Omphra Dejean (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Helluonini) of the Indian subcontinent: taxonomy with notes on habits and distributional patterns, Shiju T. Raj, Thomas K. Sabu, and Zhao Danyang

An annotated list of Symmachia Hübner, [1819] (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae: Symmachiini) from Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor, Acre, Brazil, with the description of a new species, Diego Rodrigo Dolibaina, Luis Anderson Ribeiro Leite, Fernando Maia Silva Dias, Olaf Hermann Hendrik Mielke, and Mirna Martins Casagrande

Notes on distribution and hosts of Hylesinus mexicanus (Wood) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), a pest on Olea europaea Linnaeus, Jesus Romero-Napoles and Thomas H. Atkinson

Notes on distribution and hosts of Hylesinus mexicanus (Wood) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), a pest on Olea europaea Linnaeus, Jesús Rómero Napoles and Thomas H. Atkinson

Phylogeny and systematics of the giant rhinoceros beetles (Scarabaeidae: Dynastini), J. Mark Rowland and Kelly B. Miller

Sinopsis de la Tribu Oryctini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) de Colombia, Robinson Sanabria-García, Héctor Jaime Gasca-Álvarez, and German Amat-García

Description of the female of Malukandra heterostyla (Lameere, 1902) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Parandrinae), Antonio Santos-Silva and Daniel Heffern

Contribution towards the knowledge of Psalidognathus Gray, 1831 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae), Antonio Santos-Silva and Ziro Komiya

The genus Aplagiognathus Thomson, 1861 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Prioninae, Macrotomini), Antonio Santos-Silva and James E. Wappes

Snoqualmia, a new polydesmid milliped genus from the northwestern United States, with a description of two new species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Polydesmidae), William A. Shear

A third locality for the milliped Mitocybe auriportae Cook and Loomis, 1928 (Platydesmida: Andrognathidae), Rowland M. Shelley

First recorded introduction of the milliped order Stemmiulida (Eugnatha: Nematophora): Potential establishment in Florida, USA, and new records from Mexico; northward range extension into southern Tamaulipas, Rowland M. Shelley, G. B. Edwards, and Arthur E. Bogan

The milliped genus Euryurus Koch, 1847 (Polydesmida: Euryuridae) west of the Mississippi River; occurrence of E. leachii (Gray, 1832) on Crowley’s Ridge, Arkansas, Rowland M. Shelley, Chris T. McAllister, and Henry W. Robison

Centipedes and Millipeds (Arthropoda: Diplopoda, Chilopoda) from Saba Island, Lesser Antilles, and a Consolidation of Major References on the Myriapod Fauna of “Lesser” Caribbean Islands, Rowland M. Shelley and Derek S. Sikes

Millipeds from the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota, USA, with an account of Pseudopolydesmus serratus (Say, 1821) (Polydesmida: Polydesmidae); first published records from six states and the District of Columbia, Rowland M. Shelley and Bruce A. Snyder

A survey of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Prince of Wales Island, Alaska; combining morphological and DNA barcode identification techniques, Jozef Slowik and Gergin A. Blagoev

Two new genera of hispines (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Ecuador, C. L. Staines and Laura Zamorano

Description of a new species of Paranthaclisis Banks from Florida (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), Lionel A. Stange and Robert B. Miller

A new species of Villiersicometes Santos-Silva, 2003 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Disteniinae), Gérard-Luc Tavakilian and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new species of Culcua Walker (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) from Vietnam, Norman E. Woodley

Recognition of Chyrsobothris thoracica guadeloupensis Descarpentries, 1981 at the species level (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), Norman E. Woodley and Julien Touroult

Corrigenda to and validation of Ozophora woodruffi Slater 2005 (Hemiptera: Lygaeidae), Robert E. Woodruff and James A. Slater (dec'd)

On the identity and systematic placement of Onthophagus viriditinctus Reitter, 1892 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini), Stefano Ziani

Taxonomic notes on Onthophagus (Palaeonthophagus) lemuroides d’Orbigny, 1898 and O. (P.) fortigibber Reitter, 1909 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Onthophagini), Stefano Ziani


A catalogue of aphid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) from India, Mir Samim Akhtar, Debjani Dey, and Mohd. Kamil Usmani

Three new species of Phylocentropus Banks (Trichoptera: Dipseudopsidae) from Vietnam, Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage and Brian J. Armitage

Three new species of Goera Stephens (Trichoptera: Goeridae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia, Brian J. Armitage and Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage

First records of the grasshopper Machaerocera mexicana Saussure, 1859 (Orthoptera: Acrididae) from the United States and Sonora, Mexico, Robert A. Behrstock and Patrick H. Sullivan

Rediscovery of Cicindela scabrosa floridana Cartwright (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae) and its elevation to species level, David Brzoska, C. Barry Knisley, and Jeffrey Slotten

Vespidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera) of Puerto Rico, West Indies, James M. Carpenter and Julio A. Genaro

A New Genus and Species of North American Robsonomyiini (Diptera: Sciaroidea: Keroplatidae: Macrocerinae) from the Florida Keys, Edward I. Coher

Beetles (Coleoptera: Histeridae and Scarabaeidae) from previously unsampled populations of pocket gopher burrows in Louisiana, Matthew B. Connior

Systematic revision of the American taxa belonging to the genera Alloblackburneus Bordat, 2009, and Blackburneus Schmidt, 1913, with description of seven new species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

The first North American records of the synanthropic spider Cithaeron praedonius O. P.-Cambridge (Araneae: Gnaphosoidea: Cithaeronidae), with notes on its biology, G. B. Edwards and Joe T. Stiles

Three anomalies of Coleoptera (Carabidae, Staphylinidae, and Scarabaeidae) from Connecticut, Raul N. Ferreira

Additions to the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of the Cayman Islands, J. H. Frank, J. Klimaszewski, and D. S. Chandler

A review and clarification of the alticine genera Hemiphrynus Horn 1889 and Phrynocepha Baly 1861 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini), Arthur J. Gilbert

Review of the species described in Leptostilbus Casey in North America (Coleoptera: Phalacridae: Xanthocomus Guillebeau), Matthew L. Gimmel