Insecta Mundi is a journal primarily devoted to insect systematics, but articles can be published on any non-marine arthropod taxon. Manuscripts considered for publication include, but are not limited to, descriptions of new taxa, informal taxonomic notes, bibliographies, checklists, catalogs, and reviews. For papers about new insect species, Insecta Mundi provides authors early publication so that the species may be included in other books and catalogs.

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

Additions to the Hyperaspis Chevrolat (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) fauna of South American, descriptions of nine new species, and recognition of Hyperaspis pectoralis Crotch as a valid species, Robert D. Gordon and F. Guillermo González

Description of a new species of the stag beetle genus Altitatiayus Weinreich (Coleoptera, Lucanidae, Lucaninae), P. C. Grossi and R. M. Koike

Oxycheila binotata Gray (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae), information on a little known taxon from Colombia, Mike Kippenhan

Transfer of the myrmecophilous soft scale insect Neolecanium Amazonensis Foldi to Foldilecanium gen. nov. (Hemiptera: Coccidae), with description of a new species from Colombia, Takumasa Kondo

A distributional checklist of the spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of Florida, John M. Leavengood, Cecilia Waichert, and Juanita Rodriguez

Adaina ipomoeae Bigot and Etienne, 2009, new records for Florida and the West Indies (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae), Deborah L. Matthews and Cees Gielis

Taxonomy, identification, and phylogeny of the African and Madagascan species of the tiger beetle genus Chaetodera Jeannel 1946 (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), Jonathan R. Mawdsley

Antlions of Hispaniola (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), Robert B. Miller and Lionel A. Stange

Noteworthy Records of Hispines from Belize (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), R. F. C. Naczi and C. L. Staines

The Bruchidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) of La Reserva de la Biósfera Sierra de Huautla, Morelos, Mexico, with descriptions of two new species and an annotated checklist, Jesús Romero Nápoles and Richard L. Westcott

New taxa and combinations in Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), Eugenio H. Nearns and Ian P. Swift

Los cocoideos (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Coccoidea) presentes en la Cordillera de Guaniguanico, Pinar del Río, Cuba, y la relación con sus hospedantes, Nereida Mestre Novoa, Avas Hamon, Greg Evans, Takumasa Kondo, Pedro Herrera Oliver, Arturo Hernández Marrero, and Ana Abraham Alonso

A new species of Parochodaeus Nikolajev from the southwestern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae, M. J. Paulsen

A second species of Lucanobium Howden and Lawrence from South America (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Aesalinae), M. J. Paulsen

The diversity and distributions of the beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) of the northern Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles (Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Nevis, Saba, St. Barthélemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, and St. Martin-St. Maarten, Stewart B. Peck

A revision of the genus Gymnetina Casey, 1915 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini), Brett C. Ratcliffe and William B. Warner

First record of the agave snout weevil, Scyphophorus acupunctatus Gyllenhal (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Dryophthorinae), in Puerto Rico, Gregory P. Setliff and Jesse A. Anderson

The Milliped order Glomeridesmida (Diplopoda: Pentazonia: Limacomorpha) in Oceania, the East Indies, and southeastern Asia; first records from Palau, the Philippines, Vanuatu, New Britain, the Island of New Guinea, Cambodia, Thailand, and Borneo and Sulawesi, Indonesia, Rowland M. Shelley

Atlas of Myriapod Biogeography. I. Indigenous Ordinal and Supra-Ordinal Distributions in the Diplopoda: Perspectives on Taxon Origins and Ages, and a Hypothesis on the Origin and Early Evolution of the Class, Rowland M. Shelley and Sergei I. Golavatch

Distribution of the American milliped genus Boraria Chamberlin, 1943: Introductions of B. stricta (Brölemann, 1896) in New York and B. infesta (Chamberlin, 1918) in Connecticut; indigenous occurrence of B. profuga (Causey, 1955) in Louisiana (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae)., Rowland M. Shelley, Chris T. McAllister, Christopher M. Nagy, Mark E. Weckel, Roderick G. Christie, Paul Wilson, and Allan Wilson

The first vouchered milliped records for Prince Edward Island and additional new records from the Maritime Provinces of Canada (Arthropoda: Diplopoda), Rowland M. Shelley and Mary E. Smith

Two new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) from Mexico, José Monzón Sierra and Leccinum Jesús García Morales

Five new species of Anillinus Casey from the Southern Appalachian Mountains and the Piedmont Plateau of eastern U.S.A. (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Trechinae: Bembidiini), Igor M. Sokolov

New collections and records for earwigflies and scorpionflies (Mecoptera: Meropeidae and Panorpidae) in Florida, Louis A. Somma

Lesageana Medvedev, 2003 a new synonym of Trichispa Chapuis, 1875 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae), C. L. Staines

A new genus and species of brontine Silvanidae from Australia (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea), Michael C. Thomas

A new Nearctic species of Placonotus MacLeay (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae), Michael C. Thomas

Two new Neotropical species of Telephanus Erichson near T. serratus Nevermann (Coleoptera: Silvanidae), Michael C. Thomas

Additions and deletions to the known Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Bolivia, James E. Wappes, Steven W. Lingafelter, and Robert Perger

Descriptions of females of Nothopleurus Lacordaire and Strongylaspis Thomson (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Prioninae: Macrotomini) with new distributional records, James E. Wappes and Antonio Santos-Silva

Four new species of Acoma Casey, with a key to species in the genus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), William B. Warner

Review of the genus Orizabus Fairmaire in the United States of America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae), William B. Warner

A new species of Phyllophaga Harris from the island of Navassa in the Caribbean (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), Robert E. Woodruff and Warren E. Steiner


Heterobostrychus hamatipennis Lesne (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) new to Florida, Robert Beiriger

The Anthonomus juniperinus group, with descriptions of two new species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Wayne E. Clark and Horace R. Burke

An annotated list of the centipedes (Chilopoda) in the National Collection of Arachnids, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Fabio Germán Cupul-Magaña

The morphology of the labrum (epipharynx, ikrioma and aboral surface) of adult Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), and its implications for systematics, Giovanni Dellacasa, Marco Dellacasa, and Darren J. Mann

Neotrichaphodioides, new genus of Neotropical Aphodiini, with description of a new species from Peru (Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Paul E. Skelley

Eight new state records of aleyrodine whiteflies found in Clark County, Nevada and three newly described taxa (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae, Aleyrodinae), John W. Dooley III, Susan Lambrecht, and Jeffrey Honda

A taxonomic review of the neotropical genus Coprophanaeus Olsoufieff, 1924 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Scarabaeinae, W. D. Edmonds and J. Zidek

Mecidea longula Stål (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae: Pentatominae: Mecideini) is established in south Florida, Joseph E. Eger, Jr. and Thomas T. Dobbs

Fifteen new species of Sonoma Casey from the eastern United States and a description of the male of Sonoma tolulae (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae), Michael L. Ferro and Christopher E. Carlton

Natural history of Belonuchus Nordmann spp. and allies (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Heliconia L. (Zingiberales: Heliconiaceae) flower bracts, J. H. Frank and R. Barrera

New species of Cerambycinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) from South America, Maria Helena M. Galileo and Ubirajara R. Martins

Diversity and distribution of the scarab beetle tribe Phanaeini in the northern states of the Brazilian Northeast (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Conrad P. D. T. Gillett, Michael P. T. Gillett, James E. D. T. Gillett, and Fernando Z. Vaz-de-Mello

New species of Cydistomyia Taylor with notes and collection records for other Tabanidae (Diptera) from New Guinea, James T. Goodwin

New records of biting and predaceous midges from Florida, including species new to the fauna of the United States (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), William L. Grogan Jr., Lawrence J. Hribar, C. Steven Murphree, and James E. Cilek

Central American Temnocerus Thunberg, 1815 (Coleoptera: Rhynchitidae), R. W. Hamilton

Polistes dominula (Christ, 1791) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) found in South Dakota, U.S.A., Louis S. Hesler

New species of the genus Cotycicuiara Galileo and Martins, 2008 (Cerambycidae, Lamiinae, Desmiphorini), Ubirajara R. Martins and Maria Helena M. Galileo

Observations on the biology of the South African checkered beetle Aphelochroa sanguinalis (Westwood) (Coleoptera: Cleridae), Jonathan R. Mawdsley and Hendrik Sithole

Distribution of Abacion texense (Loomis, 1937), the only milliped species traversing the Rio Grande, Mississippi, and Pecos rivers (Callipodida: Abacionidae), Chris T. McAllister and Rowland M. Shelley

Weevils of the genus Cercopeus Schoenherr from South Carolina, USA (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae), Charles W. O’Brien, Janet C. Ciegler, and Jennifer C. Girón

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

New species of Orizabus Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Pentodontini) from Mexico and Guatemala, with a revised key and checklist of the species in the genus, Brett C. Ratcliffe and Ronald D. Cave

The Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of the Cayman Islands (West Indies), with descriptions of Tomarus adoceteus, new species (Pentodontini) and Caymania nitidissima, new genus and species (Phileurini), Brett C. Ratcliffe and Ronald D. Cave

Homophileurus neptunus Dechambre, a new junior synonym of H. waldenfelsi Endrödi (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Phileurini), Brett Ratcliffe and Jochen-P. Saltin

The lace bug Cochlochila bullita (Stål) (Heteroptera: Tingidae), a potential pest of Orthosiphon stamineus Bentham (Lamiales: Lamiaceae) in Malaysia, Ahmad Said Sajap and Tan Li Peng

Revision of Hawaiian, Australasian, Oriental, and Japanese Parandrinae (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Antonio Santos-Silva, Daniel Heffern, and Kiyoshi Matsuda

Occurrence of the milliped, Hiltonius carpinus carpinus Chamberlin, 1943 (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae), in the United States and new records from Mexico, Rowland M. Shelley

Micropsephodes bahamaensis, a new species of Anamorphinae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae) from the Bahamas, with a key to the New World genera of Anamorphinae, Floyd W. Shockley

Three new species of Chrysina Kirby (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae; Rutelinae) from Guatemala and Mexico, José Monzón Sierra

Three new species of Paragnorimus Becker from Central America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Trichiini) with a redefinition of the genus, Andrew B. T. Smith

A taxonomic revision of Camptocerus Dejean (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Sarah M. Smith and Anthony I. Cognato

A State Record for the Oconee Scorpionfly, Panorpa oconee Byers (Mecoptera: Panorpidae), in Florida, Louis A. Somma

Preliminary report on the Myrmeleontidae (Neuroptera) of Paraguay, Lionel A. Stange

Checklist of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) of Costa Rica, Ian P. Swift, Larry G. Bezark, Eugenio H. Nearns, Ángel Solís, and Frank T. Hovore

A new Chilean species of Brontoliota Thomas (Coleoptera: Silvanidae: Brontinae: Brontini), Michael C. Thomas

Review of Synapsis Bates (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini), with description of a new species, Jiri Zidek and Svatopluk Pokorny


New Country Records of Caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) from Vietnam, Brian Armitage and Tatiana Arefina-Armitage

Monographic revision of the genus Aegidinus Arrow (1904) and generic phylogeny of the world Orphninae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Orphninae), Julia Colby

Taxonomic overview of the greater fritillary genus Speyeria Scudder and the atlantis - hesperis species complexes, with species accounts, type images, and relevant literature (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), James C. Dunford

Contributions to the faunistics of Odonata in Thailand, Michael L. Ferro, Robert W. Sites, and Akekawat Vitheepradit

Novel host records of some cassidine leaf beetles from Ecuador (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae), Wills Flowers and Caroline S. Chaboo

Larra bicolorFabricius (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae): its distribution throughout Florida, J. H. Frank; N. C. Leppla; R. K. Sprenkel; A. C. Blount; and R. F. Mizell, III

A new country record for Chrysina diversa (Ohaus, 1912) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae) in Central America, Conrad P. D. T. Gillett

Dichotomius maya Peraza and Deloya, 2006 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae: Coprini) in Belize, a new country record for this Central American dung beetle, Conrad P. D. T. Gillett

New records of dynastine scarab beetles in the tribes Oryctini, Agaocephalini and Dynastini from Cayo district, Belize (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae), Conrad P. D. T. Gillett

Distribution and biology of the rare scarab beetle Megatharsis buckleyi Waterhouse, 1891 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae: Phanaeini), Conrad P. D. T. Gillett, W. D. Edmonds, and Santiago Villamarin

Geographic variability in Calligrapha verrucosa (Suffrian 1858), a willow-feeding leaf beetle from western North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Mark H. Goodman and Shawn M. Clark

An annotated checklist of the lady beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) of Iowa, U.S.A., Louis S. Hesler

Five new species of Peltonotus Burmeister (Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Cyclocephalini) from Southeast Asia, Mary Liz Jameson and Kaoru Wada

A review of the genus Megalographa Lafontaine and Poole (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Plusiinae) with the description of a new species from Costa Rica, J. Donald Lafontaine and J. Bolling Sullivan

Geographic variation in U. S. populations of the tiger beetle Cicindela obsoleta Say (Coleoptera: Cicindelidae), Jonathan R. Mawdsley

Aegithus clavicornis (Linnaeus) (Coleoptera: Erotylidae) in the Dominican Republic, Sardis Medrano-Cabral, Ruth Bastardo, and Paul Skelley

A revision of the genus Maracandula Currie (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), Robert B. Miller and Lionel A. Stange

First record of Curius chemsaki Nearns and Ray, 2006 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Curiini) in Colombia, Eugenio H. Nearns, Ian P. Swift, and Luis J. Joly

A new generic and new specific synonym in the genus Euphoria Burmeister (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Cetoniini), Jesus Orozco

The Beetles of Barbados, West Indies (Insecta: Coleoptera): Diversity, Distribution and Faunal Structure, Stewart Peck

Beetle species diversity in the Lesser Antilles islands: How many species are really there?, Stewart B. Peck

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

Phylogeny of Dasyophthalma Butterflies (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Brassolini), Carla Maria Penz

Xyloryctes Hope, 1837 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae: Oryctini) in the United States. Qui es et ubi fuisti et quo vadis?, Brett C. Ratcliffe

Seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) associated with Acacia cornigera (L.) Willd., with description of a new species of Acanthoscelides Schilsky, Jesus Romero Napoles, Aracely de la Cruz Perez, and John M. Kingsolver

Platycorypha nigrivirga Burckhardt (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea), tipu psyllid, new to North America, Alessandra Rung, Gevork Arakelian, Ray Gill, and Nick Nisson

The Indo-Australian weevil genus Platytenes Pascoe, 1870 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchinae), Gregory P. Setliff and Peter A. Larson

The milliped families Spirostreptidae (Spirostreptida) and Paradoxosomatidae (Polydesmida) in the Middle East; first records of the Diplopoda from Saudi Arabia, Rowland M. Shelley

Distribution Extensions of the Milliped Families Conotylidae and Rhiscosomididae (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida) into Northern Coastal British Columbia and Southern Alaska, Rowland Shelley, Michael Medrano, William Shear, Kristiina Ovaska, Ken J. White, and Erin Havard

The milliped family Tingupidae (Chordeumatida) on Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA, a geographically remote record of indigenous Diplopoda, Rowland M. Shelley, Michael F. Medrano, and Kristiina Ovaska