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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

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