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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

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