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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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


CSE Memoir Series

News and Views

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

Taxonomic notes on Amblycerus Thunberg, 1815 (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), John M. Kingsolver and Cibele S. Ribeiro-Costa

Stings of some species of Lordomyrma and Mayriella (Formicidae: Myrmicinae), Charles Kugler

Six new species of Integripalpia (Trichoptera) from Southern China, Yang Lianfang and John C. Morse

Polyplectropus species (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) from China, with consideration of their phylogeny, Youwen J. Li and John C. Morse

The Paduniella (Trichoptera: Psychomyiidae) of China, with a phylogeny of the World species, Youwen J. Li and John C. Morse

Tinodes species (Trichoptera: Psychomyiidae) from The People's Republic of China, Youwen J. Li and John C. Morse

A revision of the Sclerocoelus galapagensis group (Diptera: Sphaeroceridae: Limosininae), S. A. Marshall

Scirtothrips perseae (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), a new species infesting avocado in southern California, Sueo Nakahara

Revision of the Anastrepha benjamini species group and the A. pallidipennis complex (Diptera: Tephritidae), Allen L. Norrbom

Classification, natural history, and evolution of the Epiphloeinae (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Part I. The genera of Epiphloeinae, Weston Opitz

New and old species of Ommatius Wiedemann (Diptera: Asilidae) from Hispaniola, A. G. Scarbrough

West Indian species of Beameromyia Martin (Diptera: Asilidae), A. G. Scarbrough

A re-evaluation of the millipede genus Motyxia Chamberlin, with a re-diagnosis of the tribe Xystocheirini and remarks on the bioluminescence (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae), Rowland M. Shelley

Two new species of the aquatic beetle genus Macrelmis Motschulsky from Venezuela (Coleoptera: Elmidae: Elminae), Paul J. Spangler

The Zethus of Venezuela (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae), Lionel A. Stange

An illustrated descriptive catalogue of the genera Anidrytus Gerstaecker and Epopterus Chevrolat, with descriptions of new species (Coleoptera: Endomychidae), H. F. Strohecker

Nomenclatural changes, reinstatements, new combinations, and new synonymies among American Cerambycids (Coleoptera), Gerard Luc Tavakilian


Book Notices

Manuscript Typing Instructions

News and Views

Table of Contents

Hesperiidae of central Rondonia, Brazil: Celaenorrhinus Hiibner (Lepidoptera: Pyrginae), with descriptions of three new species and taxonomic comments, George T. Austin and Stephen R. Steinhauser

A review of the genus Bicyrtes (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae, Nyssoninae, Bembicini), Richard M. Bohart

North American Pterocheilus. III. Subgenus Megapterocheilus (Hymenoptera, Eumenidae), Richard M. Bohart

The genus Scelolyperus Crotch in North America (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae), Shawn M. Clark

Revision of the genus Boettcheria in America North of Mexico (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), Gregory A. Dahlem and William L. Downes Jr.

Book Review: The Thrips of Central and South America: An Introduction (Insecta: Thysanoptera) (Laurence A. Mound and Rita Marullo), Harold A. Denmark

El genero Cerococcus en la Argentina (Homoptera: Cerococcidae), Maria Cristina Granara de Willink

Checklist of the Alticinae of Central America, including Mexico (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), David G. Furth and Vilma Savini

The Rondani Cecidomyiidae (Diptera), Raymond J. Gagne and Mario Solinas

Consideraciones sobre el genero Cyrtosoma (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Cnodalonini) en Cuba con la descripción de una nueva especie, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

Consideraciones sobre el género Diastolinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) en Cuba, con descripción de dos nuevas especies., Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

El género Diastolinus (Coléoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) en las Islas Caimán con descripción de una nueva especie, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

A new genus and species in the subfamily Lamiinae, with comments on Laticranium mandibulare Lane in Central America (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Edmund F. Giesbert

Nueva especie del género Eurycotis Stal (Dictyoptera: Blattidae: Polyzosteriinae) para Cuba, Esteban Gutierrez Cubria

Revision and Phylogeny of the Neotropical genus Cnernida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), Mary Liz Jameson

Amblycerus schwarzi Kingsolver (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) recorded new for North America, John M. Kingsolver

Character analysis of the Western Hemisphere genera of family Manicapsocidae (Psocoptera): genus Epitroctes reinstated with descriptions of four new species, Edward L. Mockford

A new Mundochthonius from the Dominican Republic (Pseudoscorpionida: Chthoniidae), William B. Muchmore

The genus Tyrannochthonius in the eastern United States (Pseudoscorpionida: Chthoniidae). Part II. More recently discovered species, William B. Muchmore

Species of Lachesilla in the Caribbean islands and Trinidad (Insects: Psocoptera: Lachesillidae), Alfonso Neri and Garcia Aldrete

Revisión del género Amphelictogon (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae) en Cuba, Antonio Perez-Asso

The genus Nesobolus (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae) in Cuba, Antonio R. Perez-Asso

A new genus and species of aquatic beetle, Caenelmis octomeria, from Kenya, Africa (Coleoptera: Elmidae: Elminae), Paul J. Spangler

Four new stygobiontic beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae; Noteridae; Elmidae), Paul J. Spangler

Book Review: The Encyclopedia of Land Invertebrate Behavior (Rod and Ken Preston-Mafham), Thomas J. Walker


News and Views

News and Views


Table of Contents: Volume 9, No. 1 - 2

Table of Contents: Volume 9, No. 3 - 4

Book Review: Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida, Volume IV. Invertebrates., Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Book Reviews, Ross H. Arnett Jr.

Additions to the known range of Bembidion rufotinctum Chaudoir (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Bembidiini), Paul M. Choate and Angela L. Choate

A new species of Calligrapha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) from eastern North America, Shawn M. Clark and Joseph F. Cavey

Cavatorella spirodelae Deonier (Diptera: Ephydridae), a new genus and new species from Spirodela (giant duckweed) in China and Japan, D. L. Deonier

Hydrellia bicarina, n.sp. (Diptera: Ephydridae), a leafminer in southern watergrass, D. L. Deonier

North American Members of the Hydrellia crassipes Species Group (Diptera: Ephydridae), D. L. Deonier

The Argentine species of the genus Megacyllene Casey,l912 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), with description of a new species, Osvaldo Di Iorio

A new species of Argentinoeme Bruch 1911 from Argentina (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae), Osvaldo R. Di Iorio

The genus Neoclytus Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Clytini) in Argentina, Osvaldo R. Di Iorio

A Report on a Collection of Ceratopogonidae (Diptera) from Rondonia (Brazil) and Iquitos (Peru) 1. Tribes Palpomyiini and Stenoxenini, Andrea Dippolito, Gustavo R. Spinelli, and Willis W. Wirth

The planthopper genus Acanalonia in the United States (Homoptera: Issidae): male and female genitalic morphology, Rebecca Freund and Stephen W. Wilson

Nueva especie de Loxostethus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Diaperini) para Cuba, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

Nueva especie de Trientoma (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Trientomini) para Cuba con consideraciones sobre otras especies, Orlando H. Garrido and Esteban Gutierrez

Book Notices, Eugene J. Gerberg

Plusiotis alfredolaui, a new sibling species of P. badeni Boucard (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Rutelinae), David C. Hawks

Bibliography on Hydrellia griseola Fallen (Diptera: Ephydridae) and review of its biology and pest status, Louis S. Hesler

Three Palearctic species of Rugilus Leach in North America (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Paederinae): redescriptions, new synonymy, and new records, E. Richard Hoebeke

A Status Report on the Species of Timarcha (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Pierre Jolivet

BOOK REVIEW: Bugs in the System by: May R. Berenbaum, Pierre Jolivet

New Locality Records for Bruchidae of Florida and the West Indies (Coleoptera), John M. Kingsolver

Two New Species of Kermes (Homoptera: Coccinea: Kermesidae), with a Key to the Young Adult Females of Known Species of Kermes from China, Yongjie Liu and Yuliang Shi