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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A remarkable new species of Zethus Fabricius (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae) from Costa Rica, Charles C. Porter

New Phycitiplex Porter (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from Subandean Desert in northwest Argentina  , Charles C. Porter

New Trachysphyrus Haliday (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) in the albomarginatus species group from northwestern Argentina , Charles C. Porter

The Dynastinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of the Bahamas with a description of a new species of Cyclocephala from Great Inagua Island, Brett C. Ratcliffe and Ronald D. Cave

New Ommatius Wiedemann from the Americas with two new species groups, keys, and taxonomic notes (Diptera: Asilidae), Aubrey G. Scarbrough

Review of the West Indian species of Efferia Coquillett (Diptera: Asilidae): Part 1. Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, and Jamaica, Aubrey G. Scarbrough and Daniel E. Perez-Gelabert

Taxonomic review of the Neotropical Tetragonoderus quadriguttatus assemblage (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cyclosomini) with description of T. deuvei, new species, and new West Indian and Nearctic locality records, Danny Shpeley and George E. Ball

South American Melolonthinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) classification and nomenclature: some problems and solutions, Andrew B. T. Smith

Preliminary Checklist of the Mecoptera of Florida: Earwigflies, Hangingflies, and Scorpionflies, Louis A. Somma and James C. Dunford

A new species of Cephaloleia Chevrolat, 1837 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Dominica, C. L. Staines

A new species of the genus Dendroleon Brauer from Mexico (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), Lionel A. Stange

A new genus and two new species of Pteroplatini Thomson from Central America (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Ian Swift

Ecological and biogeographical observations on Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) from California, USA, Ian Swift

Gynandromorphs in the genera Ophiogomphus Selys, 1854 and Ischnura Charpentier, 1840 (Odonata: Gomphidae, Coenagrionidae), K. J. Tennessen

A new genus of telephanine Silvanidae (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea), with a diagnosis of the tribe and key to genera, Michael C. Thomas and Eugenio H. Nearns

An annotated checklist of the Coleoptera (Insecta) of the Bahamas, Robert H. Turnbow Jr. and Michael C. Thomas

A new species of the genus Gomphomastax Brunner von Wattenwyl (Orthoptera: Eumastacidae: Gomphomastacinae) from Indian Kashmir, M. Kamil Usmani, Shabir A. Reshi, and M. Nayyar Azim

A new species of the genus Aiolopus Fieber (Oedipodinae: Acrididae) from Libya, Mohammad Kamil Usmani

The genus Cotinis Burmeister in the eastern United States, with description of a new species from the Florida Keys, including a checklist of the genus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae), Robert E. Woodruff

First record of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) from the Sultanate of Oman, Talal S. Zadjali, Rohani Ibrahim, and Ahmed K. Al-Rawahi

World Checklist of Tribe Calpini (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Calpinae), J. M. Zaspel and M. A. Branham


The type of Copaeodes chromis Skinner, 1919 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae), George T. Austin and Andrew D. Warren

Holotype of Agathymus escalantei Stallings, Turner, and Stallings, 1966 (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae: Megathyminae), Bret M. Boyd

A new conopid fly from Florida and Georgia (Diptera: Conopidae), Sidney Camras

Ferrerianus, new genus for Aphodius biimpressus Schmidt, 1909 (Scarabaeoidea: Aphodiidae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Nomenclatural faux pas for Speyeria atlantis greyi Moeck, 1950 (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), James C. Dunford and George T. Austin

A history of mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) in Puerto Rico, J. H. Frank, N. E. Vicente, and N. C. Leppla

Primer registro de Trypoxylon mexicanum para la Hispaniola, Antillas Mayores (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae), Julio Genaro

An unnecessary generic name in Exoplectrini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Robert Gordman

A new species of Dialeurodes Cockerell (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) on Schefflera Forst and Forst in Florida, G. S. Hodges and J. W. Dooley

New and old mosquito records for extreme southern Florida (Diptera: Culicidae), Lawrence J. Hribar

Nomenclatural changes in the Nearctic Ochodaeinae and description of two new genera (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea: Ochodaeidae), M J. Paulsen

Distribution and biology of the ectoparasitic beetles Leptinillus validus (Horn) and L. aplodontiae Ferris of North America (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Platypsyllinae), Stewart B. Peck

Habronyx Foerster (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Anomaloninae) in Andean and Neantarctic South America with description of new species from Bolivia and Chile, Charles C. Porter

Generic limits of the Rhyparini with respect to the genus Termitodius Wasmann, 1894 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Paul E. Skelley

New South American taxa of Odontolochini Stebnicka and Howden (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Paul E. Skelley

Ozodius, n. gen., for the Australian members of the genus Drepanocanthoides Schmidt (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Paul E. Skelley

Checklist of the Aphodiini of Mexico, Central and South America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Paul E. Skelley, Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Insecta Mundi: procedures, production, and publication, Paul E. Skelley and Michael C. Thomas

A new species of Tetraopes Schoenherr (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Frederick W. Skillman Jr.

Etymology of the earwigfly, Merope tuber Newman (Mecoptera: Meropeidae): Simply dull or just inscrutable?, Louis A. Somma and James C. Dunford

A new species of Platyauchenia Stürm, 1843 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Brazil, C. L. Staines

Mutual grooming in cucujoid beetles (Coleoptera: Silvanidae), Barry D. Valentine


A new genus and species of Epiphloeinae from Brazil (Coleoptera: Cleridae), William E. Barr

Generic Changes in United States Issini (Hemiptera, Fulgoroidea, Issidae), Vladimir M. Gnezdilov and Lois B. O'Brien

Studies on the genus Aphodius of the United States and Canada (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): X. Some new species from central North America, Robert Gordon

Classification, natural history, and evolution of the Epiphloeinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Part III. The genera Parvochaetus, n. gen., Amboakis, n. gen., and Ellipotoma Spinola, Weston Opitz

A new species and new records of Aphodius Illiger (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) from mammal burrows in Nebraska, M. J. Paulsen

Distribution and biology of the ectoparasitic beaver beetle Platypsyllus castoris Ritsema in North America (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Platypsyllinae), Stewart B. Peck

The beetle fauna of Dominica, Lesser Antilles (Insecta: Coleoptera): Diversity and distribution, Stewart B. Peck

An annotated checklist of Wisconsin sap and short-winged flower beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae, Kateretidae), Michele B. Price and Daniel K. Young

New species of Damalis Fabricius (Diptera: Asilidae) from Thailand and China, Aubrey G. Scarbrough

Discolomopsis dominicana, a new genus and species of Endomychidae (Coleoptera) from Dominican amber, Floyd W. Shockley

A revision of the genus Geopsammodius Gordon and Pittino, 1992 (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Psammodiini), Paul E. Skelley

The identity of Anthribus heros Fabricius (Coleoptera: Anthribidae), and lectotype designation, Barry D. Valentine

Preliminary checklist of Bolivian Cerambycidae (Coleoptera), James E. Wappes, Roy F. Morris II, Eugenio H. Nearns, and Michael C. Thomas

Four new Aphodius Illiger from pocket gopher burrows in Arizona, Utah, Kansas and Nebraska (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), William B. Warner and Paul E. Skelley

The Asian mango flower beetle, Protaetia fusca (Herbst), and Euphoria sepulcralis (Fabricius) in Florida and the West Indies (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae), Robert E. Woodruff


A preliminary annotated checklist and evaluation of the diversity of the Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) of the Baja California peninsula, Mexico, Fred G. Andrews and Arthur J. Gilbert

First records of Acrotaphus fuscipennis (Cresson) and of A. tibialis (Cameron) from the United States (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), Julieta Brambila and Charles C. Porter

A new species of Pharaxonotha (Coleoptera: Erotylidae), probable pollinator of the endangered Cuban cycad, Microcycas calocoma (Zamiaceae), Ramiro Chavez and Julio A. Genaro

Revision of the subgenus Cnemocyllus Dietz of the weevil genus Anthonomus Germar (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Anthonomini), Wayne E. Clark and Horace R. Burke

A review of described Metacyrba, the status of Parkella, and notes on Platycryptus and Balmaceda, with a comparison of the genera (Araneae: Salticidae: Marpissinae), G. B. Edwards

The first record of Phidippus bidentatus (Araneae: Salticidae) in the United States, G. B. Edwards

Book Review: Brentidae of the World (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) (Sforzi, A., and L. Bartolozzi), Nico M. Franz

Spartocera batatas (Fabricius) (Hemiptera: Coreidae), newly established in Florida, Susan E. Halbert and Julieta Brambila

Validation and type-species designation for the genus Janidera sensu Hüdepohl 1988 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Dejanirini), Daniel J. Heffern

New host records of chewing lice (Mallophaga) on birds in Florida III, J. Adam Holt

A distributional checklist of the leaf-cutting bees (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) of Florida, J. M. Leavengood Jr. and D. Serrano

Eight species of whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) newly recorded from Korea, Myeong-Lyeol Lee, Soo-Jung Suh, Greg Hodges, and Mary Carver

First record of Plectromerus exis Zayas in the Dominican Republic (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Eugenio H. Nearns and Robert H. Turnbow Jr.

Curius punctatus (Fisher), new combination (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Curiini), Eugino H. Nearns and Marc A. Branham

New distributional records of the flightless primitive carrion beetle Necrophilus pettitii Horn in eastern North America (Coleoptera: Agyrtidae), Stuart B. Peck

The Transantarctic genus Labena (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Labenini) in Chile, Charles C. Porter

New records of Xorides (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Xoridinae) from Florida, Charles S. Porter

Prairie Apioninae (Coleoptera: Brentidae) of Wisconsin: Collections and distributions, Scott B. Sauer

A new species of ‘jumping shore beetle’ in the genus Mexico Spilman from the Bahamas (Coleoptera: Limnichidae: Thaumastodinae), Paul E. Skelley

The New World species of Ataenius Harold, 1867. V. Revision of the A. strigatus group (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini), Zdzislawa Stebnicka and Paul K. Lago

An Asian darkling beetle, Ceropria induta (Wiedemann), established in Florida (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), Warren E. Steiner Jr. and Vince Golia

New Records of Whiteflies (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) from Korea, Soo-Jung Suh and Greg Hodges

An annotated checklist of the Tephritidae (Diptera) of Florida, Bruce D. Sutton and Gary J. Steck

New distribution records for Arthrolips fasciata (Erichson) (Coleoptera: Corylophidae), Michael C. Thomas

New distribution records for two species of Cryptolestes Ganglbauer (Coleoptera: Laemophloeidae), Michael C. Thomas

The scientific name of the coffee bean weevil and some additional bibliography (Coleoptera: Anthribidae: Araecerus Schönherr), Barry D. Valentine

First report of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in Costa Rica, William Villalobos, David Hollis, Carolina Godoy, and Carmen Rivera

A new genus and species of cryptocephaline leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from Costa Rica, John R. Watts

Phoenicococcus cribiformes sp. n. (Hemiptera, Phoenicococcidae) em Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) (Araucariaceae) no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, Vera R. S. Wolff and Jochen Ketterl


Revision of the Phyllophaga of Hispaniola (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) — PART 1, Robert E. Woodruff and Milton W. Sanderson

Revision of the Phyllophaga of Hispaniola (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) — PART 2, Robert E. Woodruff and Milton W. Sanderson

Revision of the Phyllophaga of Hispaniola (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) — PART 3, Robert E. Woodruff and Milton W. Sanderson

Revision of the Phyllophaga of Hispaniola (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) — PART 4, Robert E. Woodruff and Milton W. Sanderson

Revision of the Phyllophaga of Hispaniola (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) — PART 5, Robert E. Woodruff and Milton W. Sanderson


Corrections to the Eretmocerus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) of Egypt and the validation of two new species, S. Abd-Rabou and G. A. Evans

Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) of Honduras: a checklist with description of a new ochlerine genus, Nolberto Arismendi and Donald B. Thomas

A new sap beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) to the United States with a revised key to the Camptodes Erichson occurring in America North of Mexico, Andrew R. Cline

Jalisco plumipes, new genus and new species of Mexican Aphodiini (Scarabaeoidea: Aphodiidae), Marco Dellacasa, Robert D. Gordon, and Giovanni Dellacasa

Una nueva especie de Trionymus de Argentina (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae), Maria Cristina Granara de Willink

Pachystigmus Hellén, 1927, a substitute name for Noserus Foerster, 1863 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), not Noserus LeConte, 1862 (Coleoptera: Zopheridae), Ian A. Foley, Michael A. Ivie, and Martin Spies

Descriptions of the male of Heterodiomus marchali Brèthes and a new species of Chilean Heterodiomus Brèthes (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Scymninae: Diomini), Guillermo Gonzalez F. and Robert D. Gordon

New host records of chewing lice (Mallophaga) on birds in Florida II, J. Adam Holt