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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Occurrence of the milliped Pachydesmus crassicutis adsinicolus Hoffman in Florida (Polydesrnida: Xystodesmidae), Rowland M. Shelley

A taxonomic review of species of the Neotropical pericaline genus Oreodicastes Maindron, 1905 (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini), Danny Shpeley and George E. Ball

Xalpirta, n. gen., and Crotch (1876) from Chile and South America (Coleoptera: Erotylidae: Tritominae), Paul E. Skelley and Tomas Cekalovic K.

Scarab beetles from pocket gopher burrows in the southeastern United States (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), Paul E. Skelley and Robert D. Gordon

Rediscovery and redescription of Ceradryops punctatus Hinton, 1937 (Coleoptera: Dryopidae), P. J. Spangler and C. L. Staines

A checklist of the Limnichidae and the Lutrochidae (Coleoptera) of the world, P. J. Spangler, C. L. Staines, P. M. Spangler, and S. L. Staines

Preliminary checklist of the orthopteroid insects (Blattodea, Mantodea, Phasmatodea,Orthoptera) of Texas, John A. Stidham and Thomas A. Stidham

A taxonomic study of the genus Atheas Champion (Heteroptera: Tingidae), Laura Torres Miller


Catalogue of the ectoparasitic insects of the bats of Argentina, Analia G. Autino and Guillermo E. Claps

Dos especies nuevas de Bracon F. y primera cita para la Argentina de Bracon lucileae Marsh (Hymenoptera, Braconidae), parasitoides de Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae)., D. Carolina Berta and Maria Virginia Colomo

Two new species of Botocudo from Trinidad, Tobago, and Grenada (Hemiptera: Rhyparochromidae: Antillocorini), Julieta Brambila

Jeepiulus flavus gen. n and sp. n. (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae) from Mato Grosso and Rondonia, Brazil, Rodney Ramiro Cavichioli

Wolfniana gen. n. and redescription of Wolfniana limbatula (Osborn, 1926) comb. n. (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae), Rodney Ramiro Cavichioli

A synonym in the genus Fluda (Araneae: Salticidae, G. B. Edwards

Some new records of hymenopterous parasitoids for Florida, Gregory A. Evans

Tetrops praeusta (L.) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), a potential pest?, Henry Howden and Anne Howden

Pycnomerus thrinax, a new North America zopherid (Coleoptera), Michael A. Ivie and Stanislaw Adam Slipinski

Myosides seriehispidus Roelofs, an Asian weevil new to the United States (Coleoptera, Curculionidae), Charles W. O'Brien

A new species of Peckia (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) from Costa Rica, with a note on P. pexata (Wulp), Thomas Pape and Magnus Anderson

Annotated checklist of the millipeds of Florida (Arthropoda: Diplopoda), Rowland M. Shelley

A taxonomic teview of the subtribe Pericalina (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Lebiini) in the Western Hemisphere, with descriptions of new species and notes about classification and zoogeography, Danny Shpeley and George E. Ball

New record for Tesarius Rakovic in South America (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae: Psammodiini), Paul E. Skelley

A preliminary list of Neuroptera from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Lionel A. Stange

Observations on the biology of the antlion genus Glenurus Hagen (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae), Lionel A. Stange

New records for Tephritidae (Diptera) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, G. J. Steck and Bruce D. Sutton


New species of Arpactophilus from the island of New Caledonia (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), Richard M. Bohart

The occurrence of the genus Maruina (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Texas, David E. Bowles

The Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) of Belize, Central America, Deborah S. Brickle and Daniel V. Hagan

Catálogo de las especies de Diaspididae (Herniptera: Coccoidea) nativas de Argentina, Brasil y Chile, Lucia E. Claps, Vera R. S. Wolff, and Roberto H. Gonzalez

The Western North American Genus Androlyperus Crotch, 1873 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae, Shawn M. Clark

Corythalia canosa (Araneae: Salticidae) reassigned to Anasaitis, G. B. Edwards

Nomenclatural and systematic changes in the Neotropical caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera), Oliver S. Flint Jr, Ralph W. Holzenthal, and Steven C. Harris

The snail-killing flies of Alaska (Diptera: Sciomyzidae), B. A. Foote, L. V. Knutson, and J. B. Keiper

Ross H. Arnett, Jr. (1919-1999), Eugene J. Gerberg

A new species of Cydistomyia (Diptera, Tabanidae) from Papua New Guinea, James T. Goodwin

Book Review: Catalogue des Aphididae du Monde by Georges Remaudiere and Marc Remaudiere, Susan E. Halbert

A revision of the striatella species group of the genus Rhagoletis (Diptera: Tephritidae), Vicente Hernandez-Ortiz and Daniel Frias L.

Apionidae from North and Central America. Part 6. Description of new species of Apionion Kissinger, Coelocephalapion Wagner and Trichapion Wagner (Coleoptera), David G. Kissinger

Description of a new genus, Sayapion, from North and Central America (Coleoptera: Apionidae), David G. Kissinger

Identification of the Pink Hibiscus Mealybug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green) (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Pseudococcidae, Douglass R. Miller

Notes on a new mealybug (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) pest in Florida and the Caribbean: the papaya mealybug, Paracoccus marginatus Williams and Granara de Willink, Douglass R. Miller, Douglas J. Williams, and Avas B. Hamon

Plusiotis ericsrnithi (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): a new metallic species from eastern Guatemala, Jose Monzon Sierra and Enio B. Cano

Notes on Guatemalan Plusiotis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae; Rutelinae), Jose Monzon Sierra, Enio B. Cano, and Anna Cristina Bailey

Book Review: A World Catalogue of Families and Genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) (Excepting Scolytidae and Platypodidae) by Alonso-Zarazaga, M. A. and C. H. C. Lyal 1999., Charles W. O'Brien

First notice of Therion from South America with description of two new species from Argentina and Bolivia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), Charles C. Porter

Cave-dwelling Nesticidae (Araneae) in the southeastern United States: new distribution records and notes on their bionomics, Will Reeves

Termites of the Genus Cryptotermes Banks (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) from the West Indies, Rudolf H. Scheffrahn and Jan Krecek

Taxonomic Status of Bambusaspis miliaris, B. robusta, and B. pseudomiliaris (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Asterolecaniidae), C. F. Stumpf and P. L. Lambdin

Review of the genus Dendrocoris Bergroth with descriptions of new species (Pentatomidae: Heteroptera), Donald B. Thomas and Harry Brailovsky

On the genus Anchonus Schonherr in Florida (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Michael C. Thomas

Two leaf beetles new to Florida (Coleoptera: Chrysornelidae), Michael C. Thomas, Edward G. Riley, and Shawn Clark

Acmaeodera pubiventris Horn (Coleoptera: Buprestidae): a polytypic species or a superspecies?, Richard L. Wescott


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CSE style manual and requirements for publication in Insecta Mundi, R. H. Arnett Jr. and R. E. Woodruff

Book Review: Microscopic anatomy of invertebrates, Harrison, Frederick W. (editor) and Michael Locke., Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Some corrections to "The Beetles of Northeastern North America", Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Descriptions of new luperine genera and species from Mexico, with keys to related taxa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae), Shawn M. Clark

A new Potamobates Champion species (Heteroptera: Gerridae) from Ecuador with new distribution records for P. williamsi Hungerford, Anthony I. Cognato

Analisis cladistico del género Poecilopompilus Howard (Hymenoptera, Pompilidae) y clave para las especies, Ma. Virginia Colomo de Correa

Addenda and omissions to the catalogue and checklist of the Cerambycidae and Disteniidae (Coleoptera) of the Western Hemisphere, Osvaldo Di Iorio

Redescriptions, new combinations, synonymies, and new records of South American Lepturini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lepturinae), Osvaldo Di Iorio

The genus Erlandia Aurivillius, 1904 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Argentina, with the description of a new species, Osvaldo R. Di Iorio

Corrections, clarifications, and additions to the 1996 checklist of the Alticinae of Central America, including Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), David G. Furth and Vilma Savini

Reubicación sistemática de "la cochinilla del Delta" (Homoptera: Coccidae), María Cristina Granara de Willink

Taxonomy of the Simulium perflavum species-group (Diptera: Simuliidae), with description of a new species from Brazil, Neusa Hamada and Peter H. Adler

Correction to the known distribution of Prionus (Homaesthesis) simplex (Casey) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae), Daniel J. Heffern

Apionidae from North and Central America. Part 5. Description of genus Apionion and 4 new species (Coleoptera), David G. Kissinger

Notes on Polyphylla Harris with a description of a new species. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae), Delbert A. La Rue

Generic definitions and species assignments in the Family Epipsocidae (Psocoptera), Edward L. Mockford

Review of the family Bochicidae, with new species and records (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpionida), William B. Muchmore

New species of Chariergus White and Ethemon Thornson. (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Compsocerini), Dilma Solange Napp and Dalton T. Reynaud

A new species of Boettcheria from Guatemala (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), Thomas Pape and Gregory A. Dahlem

A review of Goerita (Trichoptera: Goeridae), with description of a new species, Charles R. Parker

El genero Cubobolus (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae) en Cuba., Antonio R. Perez-Asso

Nuevas especies del género Amphelictogon (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae) en Cuba, Antonio R. Perez-Asso

New genera and species of Lygaeoidea (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Rhyparochromidae), James A. Slater

A new tribe, genus, and species of limnichid beetle, Woolridgeus perforatus, from Malaysia (Coleoptera: Limnichidae: Wooldridgeini), Paul J. Spangler

A revision of the Neotropical predaceous midges of Brachypogon (Brachypogon) Kieffer (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Gustavo R. Spinelli and William L. Grogan Jr.

Larvae of the three common North American species of Phylocentropus (Trichoptera: Dipseudopsidae), S. K. Sturkie and J. C. Morse

Biting midges from Dominican amber. III. Species of the tribes Culicoidini and Ceratopogonini (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), Ryszard Szadziewski and William L. Grogan Jr.

A review of Nearctic and some related Anthribidae (Coleoptera), Barry D. Valentine

A new species of Acmaeodera (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from Big Bend National Park, Texas, with synonymy for other species occurring in the United States, Richard L. Westcott and William F. Barr

Neue Cantharidae (Coleoptera) aus der Dominikanischen Republik und Haiti, Walter Wittmer


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A new U.S. record for a secondary fruit infester, Neosilba batesi (Curran) (Diptera: Lonchaeidae), Kurt Ahlmark and Gary J. Steck

Book Review: Biologie des Coleopteres Chrysomelides by Pierre Jolivetj, R. H. Arnett Jr.

1997 Annual Meeting of CSE, Ross Arnett

American Beetles: A Handbook of the Beetles of Nearctic America, Ross H. Arnett Jr. and Michael C. Thomas

American Beetles: A Handbook of the Beetles of Nearctic America, Ross H. Arnett Jr. and Michael C. Thomas

Theclinae of Rondonia, Brazil: Gigantorubra and Angulopis, with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), George T. Austin and Kurt Johnson

Theclinae of Rondonia, Brazil: Strymon Hubner, with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), George T. Austin and Kurt Johnson

The Nearctic species of Oetophorus (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Ctenopelmatinae), John R. Barron

Gambrus wileyi (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a new Cryptine wasp from Florida, Julieta Brambila

Consideraciones sobre el género Opatrinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) en Cuba, Puerto Rico, y Jamaica., Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

Revisión del género endémico cubano Trimytantron (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Trimytini),con la descripción de ocho nuevas especies, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

Comments on a review of “Ants and plants”, Pierre Jolivet