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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Review of the Natural History of the Handsome Fungus Beetles (Coleoptera: Cucujoidea: Endomychidae), F. W. Shockley, K. W. Tomaszewska, and J. V. McHugh

A new species of Polyphylla Harris from peninsular Florida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae) with a key to species of the pubescens species group, Paul Skelley

Pleasing fungus beetles of the West Indies (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Erotylinae), Paul Skelley

Gordonius rhinocerillus, a new genus and species of Colombian Aphodiini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Paul E. Skelley, Marco Dellacasa, and Giovanni Dellacasa

First record for the recently discovered hangingfly Bittacus monastyrskiyi Bicha, 2007 (Mecoptera: Bittacidae) from Há Tay Province, Vietnam, Louis A. Somma

Records for Bittacus Hangingflies and Panorpa Scorpionflies (Mecoptera: Bittacidae and Panorpidae) in Florida, Louis A. Somma and James C. Dunford

Generic reassignment of species in the tribe Cephaloleiini Chapuis, 1875 (Coleoptera: Cassidinae), C. L. Staines

A revision of the genus Haroldiataenius Chalumeau (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini), Z. Teresa Stebnicka and Paul E. Skelley

Taxonomic redefinition of the genera Parataenius Balthasar and Pseudataenius Brown, with descriptions of three new species (Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Eupariini), Z. Teresa Stebnicka and Paul E. Skelley

A review of the genus Dysmerus Casey, Michael C. Thomas

First record of the genus Parahyliota in the New World (Coleoptera: Silvanidae: Brontinae), Michael C. Thomas

List of Coleoptera Holotypes in Museo de Historia Natural, Noel Kempff Mercado, Universidad Autonoma “Gabriel Rene Moreno,” Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, James E. Wappes, Julieta Ledezma Arias, and Eugenio H. Nearns

A new fossil species of stag beetle from Dominican Republic amber, with Australasian connections (Coleoptera: Lucanidae), Robert E. Woodruff


Hesperiidae of Rondônia, Brazil: Taxonomic comments on ‘night’ skippers, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Eudaminae), George T. Austin

Hesperiidae of Rondônia, Brazil: Porphyrogenes Watson (Lepidoptera: Pyrginae: Eudamini), with descriptions of new species from Central and South America, George T. Austin and Olaf H. H. Mielke

Agrilinellus, new genus and four new species of Mexican Aphodiini (Scarabaeoidea: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae), Marco Dellacasa, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Robert D. Gordon

Synopsis of the Oryctini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from the Brazilian Amazon, Hector Jaime Gasca Alvarez, Claudio Ruy Vasconcelos da Fonseca, and Brett Ratcliffe

Origins, composition and distribution of the bees of Cuba (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), Julio A. Genaro

The bees of Greater Puerto Rico (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), Julio A. Genaro and Nico M. Franz

New taxa and combinations in Neotropical Issidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea), Vladimir M. Gnezdilov and Lois B. O'Brien

The first record of Merycomyia whitneyi (Johnson), tribe Bouvieromyiini (Diptera: Tabanidae), from Texas and from west of the Mississippi River, James T. Goodwin and Emmanuel D. Williams

A new prey record and range extension for Hyperaspis paludicola Schwarz and a new prey record for Microweisea misella (LeConte) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), Robert Gordon and John Davidson

Dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae) of the Mpala Research Centre and environs, Laikipia District, Kenya, Robert D. Gordon, Patrice Bordat, Giovanni Dellacasa, and Marco Dellacasa

Review of the genus Microchilus Blanchard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae: Geniatini), Mary Liz Jameson

A generic-level phylogenetic review of the Macrodactylini (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), Kerry Katovich

Enoclerus knabi (Wolcott), a junior synonym of Enoclerus ichneumoneus (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Cleridae), John Leavengood, Jr.

A new genus and species of Brachynemurini from Venezuela (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), Robert B. Miller

Description of the male of Plectromerus michelii Nearns and Branham, 2008 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Eugenio H. Nearns

Nomina dubia and faunistic issues with New Zealand spiders (Araneae), Pierre Paquin, Cor J. Vink, Nadine Duperre, Phil J. Servid, and David J. Court

Platyceroidini, a new tribe of North American stag beetles (Coleoptera: Lucanidae: Lucaninae), M. J. Paulsen and David C. Hawks

Phylogenetic Revision of Eryphanis Boisduval, with a Description of a New Species from Ecuador (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae), Carla M. Penz

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