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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

A Catalog of Scolytidae and Platypodidae (Coleoptera), Supplement 3 (2000-2010), with notes on subfamily and tribal reclassifications, Donald E. Bright

A new species of the genus Onychopygia Beier (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Pseudophyllinae) from Guatemala, Oscar J. Cadena-Castañeda and José Monzón Sierra

An updated and annotated checklist of the larger butterflies (Papilionoidea) of Trinidad, West Indies: Papilionidae, Pieridae and Nymphalidae, Matthew J. W. Cock

An updated and annotated checklist of the Hedylidae and Hesperiidae (Lepidoptera) of Trinidad, West Indies, Matthew J.W. Cock

Description of the female of Phileurus bucculentus Ohaus, with new country records and remarks for Phileurus carinatus Prell (Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea, Dynastinae), Paschoal Coelho Grossi and Jochen-P. Saltin

Coleoptera (Histeridae, Leiodidae and Scarabaeidae) inhabiting the burrows of Baird’s pocket gopher (Rodentia: Geomyidae: Geomys breviceps) in Arkansas, Matthew B. Connior, Peter W. Kovarik, Stephen Chordas III, Henry W. Robison, and Paul E. Skelley

Description of a new species of coffee stem and root borer of the genus Plagiohammus Dillon and Dillon from Colombia (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae), with a key to the Neotropical species, Luis Miguel Constantino, Pablo Benavides M., and José Rafael Esteban Durán

Deltosoma Thomson, 1864 of French Guiana (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Pierre-Henri Dalens and Jean-Louis Giuglaris

New taxa and new records of Oemini Lacordaire, 1868 and Ectenessini Martins, 1998 from French Guiana (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Cerambycinae), Pierre-Henri Dalens and Julien Touroult

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

Systematic revision of the genus Trichonotuloides Balthasar, 1945 with description of two new Mexican species (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Diaspididae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) en olivo, Olea europaea Linnaeus (Oleaceae), en Brasil, Vera Regina dos Santos Wolff

Checklist of medically important Hymenoptera of Afghanistan, James C. Dunford, Joseph C. Turbyville, and John M. Leavengood Jr.

Two new species of Batrisodes Reitter (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae) from eastern North America, Michael L. Ferro and Christopher E. Carlton

Notes on Diochus Erichson, Lissohypnus Casey, and Oxybleptes Smetana (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Florida, including a description of a new species of Lissohypnus, J. H. Frank, S. L. Kelly, and D. T. Almquist

Zoogeography of mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) in the West Indies, J. H. Frank and Earl D. McCoy

Five new species of Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from Peru and Bolivia, and two new records for Peru, Maria Helena M. Galileo, Ubirajara R. Martins, Stéphane Le Tirant, and Antonio Santos-Silva

Two new species and one new genus of South American Cerambycidae (Coleoptera), with redescriptions and distributional records for other taxa, Maria Helena M. Galileo, Ubirajara R. Martins, and Antonio Santos-Silva

Chromosomal and genetic characterization of four Caribbean Prioninae (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) species with notes on biogeography, Themistoclis Giannoulis, Anne-Marie Dutrillaux, Julien Touroult, Contantina Sarri, Zissis Mamuris, and Bernard Dutrillaux

A New Species of Nephus Mulsant (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Florida, Vince Golia and Austin Golia

Geographical distribution and phenotypic variation of Anovia punica Gordon (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Noviini), a predatory ladybeetle of fl uted scales (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Monophlebidae), Guillermo González and Takumasa Kondo

Descripción de dos especies nuevas de Acanthococcus (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) registradas en la Argentina, Patricia González and María de los Ángeles Nicosia

South American Coccinellidae (Coleoptera), Part XVI: systematic revision of Brachiacantha Dejean (Coccinellinae: Hyperaspidini), Robert D. Gordon, Claudio Canepari, and Guy A. Hanley

Systematic revision of American Glaresidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), Robert D. Gordon and Guy A. Hanley

New North American records of Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae, Pyralidae) from southern Florida, James E. Hayden and Terhune S. Dickel

First record of soybean as a host plant of a subspecies of the eastern tailed-blue, Cupido comyntas comyntas (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), Louis Hesler

Trixagus steineri (Coleoptera: Throscidae), a new species and fi rst genus record from The Bahamas, Paul J. Johnson

Sarucallis kahawaluokalani (Kirkaldy) (Hemiptera: Aphididae), a new invasive aphid on San Andres island and mainland Colombia, with notes on other adventive species, Takumasa Kondo and Ronald Simbaqueba Cortés

A new species of Toumeyella Cockerell (Hemiptera: Coccidae) on Myrtillocactus geometrizans (Cactaceae) from Mexico with a checklist of known species of Toumeyella in the world, Takumasa Kondo and Héctor González

A new palm seed host and new distribution record for Caryoborus chiriquensis (Sharp, 1885) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), Pablo Lau, Virginia Sanz, and Jesus Romero-Napoles

A new species of Elytrimitatrix (Grossifemora) Santos-Silva and Hovore from Peru (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Disteniinae), Stéphane Le Tirant and Antonio Santos-Silva

A new species of Heteropalpini from Peru (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Disteniinae), Stéphane Le Tirant and Antonio Santos-Silva

On the southeastern United States distributions of Stictoleptura canadensis (Olivier, 1795), Leptura subhamata Randall, 1838 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lepturinae) and Heterosternuta cocheconis (Fall, 1917) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae), John M. Lovegood Jr. and Eric G. Chapman

Ecology and Diversity of Cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattaria) from the Virgin Islands, Wenhua Lu, Barry D. Valentine, Daniel E. Perez-Gelabert, and Esteban Gutiérrez

A new species of Dalopius Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Elateridae: Elaterinae) from Mississippi, Blaine Mathison

Three new species of Pselnophorus plume moths from southern United States (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae), Deborah L. Matthews, Cees Gielis, and Reed A. Watkins

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

New Synonymy in the Genus Chelotrupes Jekel, 1866 (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae), Marc E. Miquel

Description of Protumida insularis, a new genus and species of the tribe Desmiphorini (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) from Panama, Miguel A. Monné and James E. Wappes

Ciclo de vida de Corades chelonis Hewitson y Corades dymantis Thieme (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Pronophilina) y aspectos de su biología, Fredy Montero Abril and Maira Ortiz Perez

Taxonomic and nomenclatural changes in the anticheirine scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Rutelini), Matthew Robert Moore, Mary Liz Jameson, and Aura Paucar-Cabrera

New Species of Phyllophaga Harris (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) from northeastern Mexico, Miguel Angel Morón and Robert E. Woodruff

Morphologic studies of the alimentary canal and internal reproductive organs of the Chaetosomatidae and the Cleridae (Coleoptera: Cleroidea) with comparative morphology and taxonomic analyses, Westib Opitz

A new species of stag beetle (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) from California, M. J. Paulsen

Correction of the misidentifi cations and confusion surrounding Ochodaeus grandiceps Fairmaire, 1897 (Coleoptera: Ochodaeidae), and the description of a new species of ochodaeid from Cuba, M. J. Paulsen