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I have moved to Ecuador to find and photograph the rich diversity of neotropical beetles. Other Bug Guide contributors have also gone and will go on Latin American forays in quest of arthropod photo subjects. We need a central site like Bug Guide to post our images and get them identified. I therefore hope to see a Latin American version of Bug Guide created, with a similar mixture of amateur and credentialed volunteer editors. (I may ask if Bug Guide creator Troy Bartlett will permit direct use of his BG software as a base for it.)

I haven't followed other Bug Guide taxons but Vasily Belov's tireless efforts the past couple years, plus the specialists he's recruited to help, have made the site an excellent resource for coleopterists. I frequently get requests to use my Bug Guide images for ID handouts, Web sites, and visuals in conference presentations, and I'm sure many others on BG have received similar requests. My guess is that the Lepidoptera section is similarly valuable.

Besides providing ID images, Bug Guide exists as a virtual "moth sheet" where new material is constantly showing up. By new I mean to include those species new to Bug Guide but also completely undiscovered species, new adventive species to the region, new state and provincial records, and new larval, nymph, sex, and host associations. I don't know if anyone has made any tallies but I posted a new ciid beetle found by Richard Lareau and a new eucnemid beetle found by me, both un-published in the scientific literature as yet, and I think images of Hydroscapha redfordi, discovered in Idaho by Crystal Maier, were first published on Bug Guide before it was named. I also reportedly was first to associate and publish (on Bug Guide) images of the larvae of Eleates depressus. There must be many such Bug Guide discovery stories by now.

In order to sell the idea to a hosting university or museum, and possibly for grant funding, I would like to develop a list of discoveries in connection with publication of images on Bug Guide. The prospect for undescribed taxa and host and larval associations is enormous in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico, so if Web site discoveries are well documented for the US and Canada, the usefulness of a similar one in Latin America should be axiomatic.

Please post BG-related taxon discoveries and other useful data you are aware of as comments below for me to add to the list. Please include Bug Guide links. I am seeking data in the following areas:


__"New" undescribed species first posted on Bug Guide

__Adventive species to the Bug Guide region first posted on Bug Guide

__State or provincial records first posted on Bug Guide

__Adult/immature/sex associations first on Bug Guide

__Host plant/tree/diet associations first posted on Bug Guide

__Parasite/host associations first posted on Bug Guide

__Textbook images taken from Guide submissions

__Instructors who have used Bug Guide submissions in classrooms

__Image use requests for scientific papers and presentations

__Scientific publications mentioning Bug Guide

__Government agencies posting on Bug Guide

__ PhD entomologists who are contributors or editors on Bug Guide



While some of this data will necessarily be anecdotal, some will be voluminous and impossible to pin down precisely as numbers will constantly be changing. However, assembling counts in these areas will serve the purpose of providing evidence concerning the value of Bug Guide and the projected value of a Latin American version. This will be important in the search for a hosting university or museum and in the quest for funding.

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Here is a starter list:

"New" undescribed taxa first on Bug Guide:

Coleoptera
Ciidae:Octotemnus
Curculionidae: Conotrachelus sp.
Eucnemidae: Dirrhagofarsus sp.
Hydroscaphidae: Hydroscapha redfordi
Meloidae: Meloe sp.
Staphylinidae: Leptotyphlinae

Hemiptera
Cicadellidae

Hymenoptera
Colletidae: Colletes (undescribed) world (Florida)
Ichneumonidae: Phygadeuontini: genus unknown
Megachilidae: Osmia sp.
Vespidae: Euodynerus sp.

Araneae
Salticidae: Maevia a



Western Hemisphere ("The Americas") taxon records first on Bug Guide:

Coleoptera
Genus: Aderidae: Euglenes pygmaeus
Species: Ciidae: Octotemnus sp.
Species: Curculionidae: Larinus turbinatus
Species: Latridiidae: Enicmus brevicornis
Species: Nitidulidae: Epuraea ocularis
Genus: Silvanidae: Airaphilus
Genus: Tenebrionidae: Gonocephalum

Diptera
Species: Syrphidae: Myathropa florea

Hemiptera
Genus: Coreidae: Centrocoris variegatus
Genus: Miridae: Bryocoris pteridis
Species: Pyrrhocoridae: Scantius aegyptius

Hymenoptera
Species: Halictidae: Halictus tectus



North American taxon records first on Bug Guide:

Coleoptera
Species: Carabidae: Elaphropus quadrisignatus North America
Species: Coccinellidae: Cycloneda sp.
Species: Latridiidae Dienerella pilifera

Hemiptera
Species: Cicadellidae Deltocephalus nigripennis
Species: Cicadellidae: Eupteryx decemnotata
Species: Cicadellidae: Iassus lanio
Species: Cicadellidae: Protalebrella tertia



Country taxon records first on Bug Guide:

Coleoptera
Species: Carabidae: Apenes parallela, United States
Species: Coccinellidae: Hyperaspis sp., United States
Species: Cryptophagidae: Telmatophilus typhae, United States

Species: Curculionidae: Gerstaeckeria porosa Canada
Species: Curculionidae: Microplontus campestris, United States
Species: Hydrophilidae: Cercyon laminatus Continental United States
Species: Latridiidae: Enicmus histrio United States
Species: Silvanidae: Nausibius sp., United States
Species: Staphylinidae: Atheta novaescotiae United States
Genus: Staphylinidae: Mimogonia sp. United states
Species: Tenebrionidae: Ammodonus fossor, Canada

Diptera

Species: Agromyzidae: Ophiomyia kwansonis United States
Genus: Bombyliidae: Aldrichia ehrmanii Canada
Species: Bombyliidae: Ligyra cerberus US

Hemiptera
Species: Cicadellidae: Balclutha rubrostriata Continental US
Species: Cicadellidae: Idiocerus fulgidus, United States
Species: Membracidae: Philya lowryi United States
Species: Pentatomidae: Pharypia nitidiventris, United States

Hymenoptera
Species: Scoliidae: Campsomeris dorsata, United States

Miscellaneous
Genus: genus not recognized, not known from US (Psocodea: Pseudocaeciliidae), United States
Species: Dicyrtomina ornata according to European taxonomy (Symphypleona, Dicyrtomidae), United States
Species: Ptenothrix flavescens (Symphypleona, Dicyrtomidae), United States
Species: Willowsia platani (Collembola, Entomobryidae)



State/province/region taxon records and range extensions first on Bug Guide:

Coleoptera
Species:
Anthicidae: Acanthinus argentinus South Carolina
Species: Anthicidae: Acanthinus argentinus Mississippi
Species: Anthicidae: Acanthinus argentinus Texas
Species: Buprestidae: Acmaeoderopsis prosopis Nevada
Species: Byrrhidae: Simplocaria semistriata, North Carolina
Species: Carabidae: Apenes lucidula Arizona
Species: Carabidae: Clivina rufa Massachusetts
Species: Carabidae: Elaphropus parvulus, Massachusetts
Species: Carabidae: Lebia variegata Arizona
Species: Carabidae: Paratachys rhodeanus, Massachusetts
Species: Carabidae: Pentagonica picticornis Georgia
Genus: Carabidae: Rhadine lindrothi, North Dakota
Species: Carabidae: Somotrichus unifasciatus North Carolina
Species: Carabidae: Somotrichus unifasciatus, South Carolina
Species: Carabidae: Zuphium americanum Pennsylvania
Species: Cerambycidae: Archodontes melanopus, Utah
Species: Chrysomelidae: Pachybrachis picturatus Georgia
Species: Chrysomelidae: Sphaeroderma testaceum, Quebec
Species: Curculionidae: Anthonomus eugenii, New York
Genus: Curculionidae: Barilepton sp. (known from Mexico, AZ, but undescribed) Texas
Species: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchus fuscatus, Maine
Species: Curculionidae: Cryptorhynchus helvus Massachusetts
Species: Curculionidae: Glocianus punctiger, California
Species: Curculionidae: Lignyodes helvolus, Oklahoma
Species: Curculionidae: Listronotus debilis, North Dakota
Species: Curculionidae: Listronotus scapularis Louisiana
Species: Curculionidae: Magdalis barbicornis, California
Species: Curculionidae: Micromimus corticalis Virginia
Species: Curculionidae: Otiorhynchus meridionalis, Arizona
Species: Curculionidae: Pandeleteius cinereus, Arizona
Species: Curculionidae: Sitona lineatus, Texas
Species: Curculionidae, Sphenophorus cicatristriatus California
Species: Curculionidae: Sphenophorus coesifrons, California
Species: Curculionidae: Sphenophorus coesifrons Kentucky
Species: Curculionidae: Sphenophorus destructor, Maine
Species: Curculionidae: Tyloderma laporteae, Kentucky
Species: Dermestidae: Megatoma variegata, Montana
Species: Dermestidae: Novelsis aequalis, New England
Genus: Elateridae: Agriotella sp. Saskatchewan
Species: Erotylidae: Tritoma tenebrosa, New England
Species: Eucnemidae: Dromaeolus badius, North Dakota
Species: Histeridae: Bacanius punctiformis, New England
Species: Histeridae: Spilodiscus arcuatus New Brunswick
Genus: Laemophloeidae: Charaphloeus sp., Alberta
Species: Latridiidae: Dienerella pilifera United States
Species: Melandryidae: Microscapha clavicornis Ontario
Species: Melyridae: Attalusinus mexicanus, Texas
Species: Nitidulidae: Glischrochilus vittatus Saskatchewan
Species: Scarabaeidae: Ataenius gracilis, New Hampshire
Species: Scarabaeidae: Cremastocheilus squamulosus, Maryland
Species: Scarabaeidae: Onthophagus taurus, New Hampshire
Species: Scirtidae: Ora discoidea, Texas
Species: Staphylinidae: Coryphium nigrum, Virginia
Species: Staphylinidae: Myrmecosaurus ferrugineus South Carolina
Species: Staphylinidae: Xantholinus linearis New York
Species: Tenebrionidae: Gondwanocrypticus platensis, California
Species: Tenebrionidae: Megeleates sequoiarum, Washington
Species: Tenebrionidae: Pseudocistela brevis, New England
Species: Tenebrionidae: Strongylium crenatum Kentucky
Species: Trogossitidae: Tenebroides bimaculatus, New Hampshire
Species: Tenebrionidae: Uloma retusa west coast of Florida

Hemiptera


Family: Xylococcidae North Carolina
Species: Acanaloniidae: Acanalonia pumila Pennsylvania
Species: Anthocoridae: Amphiareus obscuriceps Massachutetts
Species: Anthocoridae: Amphiareus obscuriceps New Hampshire
Species: Anthocoridae: Amphiareus obscuriceps North Carolina
Species: Anthocoridae: Amphiareus obscuriceps Virginia
Species: Anthocoridae: Amphiareus obscuriceps Rhoad Island
Species: Anthocoridae: Amphiareus obscuriceps Wisconsin
Species: Acanaloniidae: Acanalonia servillei, Texas
Species: Aradidae: Neoproxius gypsatus Alabama
Species: Cercopidae: Aphrophora alni Massachusetts
Species: Cercopidae: Lepyronia coleoptrata, Massachusetts
Species: Cicadellidae: Alconeura dorsalis, Texas
Species: Cicadellidae: Alebra wahlbergi, Tennessee
Species: Cicadellidae: Alebra wahlbergi, Wisconsin
Species: Cicadellidae: Anoscopus serratulae Kentucky
Species: Cicadellidae: Anoscopus serratulae, Montana
Species: Cicadellidae: Arboridia pfrimmeri, North Carolina
Species: Cicadellidae: Balclutha neglecta, West Virginia
Species: Cicadellidae: Draeculacephala savannahae Georgia
Species: Cicadellidae: Draeculacephala septemguttata, Texas
Species: Cicadellidae: Eratoneura stephensoni South Carolina
Species: Cicadellidae: Erythridula similalis South Carolina
Species: Cicadellidae: Flexamia areolata, Massachusetts
Species: CicadellidaeGraphocephala rufimargo Texas
Species: Cicadellidae: Hamana manifesta, Florida
Species: Cicadellidae: Latalus ocellaris West Coast (British Columbia)
Species: Cicadellidae: Macropsis rufocephala, Iowa
Species: Cicadellidae: Mendozellus laredanus Florida
Species: Cicadellidae: Omolicna uhleri, Florida
Species: Cicadellidae: Spangbergiella vulnerata, Iowa
Species: Coccoidea: Phenacoccus aceris Pennsylvania
Species: Delphacidae: Megamelus gracilis, Texas
Species: Delphacidae: Metadelphax wetmorei, Texas
Species: Delphacidae: Stenocranus brunneus, Texas
Species: Flatidae: Cyarda melichari, Texas
Species: Fulgoridae: Poblicia texana, Georgia
Species: Fulgoridae: Sogatella kolophon Quebec
Species: Membracidae: Ceresa stimulea, Northeastern US (Massachusetts)
Species: Membracidae: Tylopelta gibbera, Oklahoma
Species: Miridae: Diphleps unica, Kentucky
Species: Nabidae: Alloeorhynchus trimacula South Carolina
Species: Pentatomidae: Brochymena punctata New England
Species: Pentatomidae: Halymorpha halys, Indiana
Species: Reduviidae: Diaditus tejanus, South Carolina
Species: Tingidae: Alveotingis brevicornis, Oklahoma
Species: Tropiduchidae: Pelitropis rotulata, Texas

Diptera
Species: Asilidae: Andrenosoma igneum Arizona
Species: Clusiidae: Sobarocephala setipes, Texas
Species: Dolichopodidae: Amblypsilopus bicolor, New York
Species: Dolichopodidae: Condylostylus comatus, Connecticut
Species: Dolichopodidae: Condylostylus longicornis, Oklahoma
Species: Dolichopodidae: Condylostylus mundus, Oklahoma
Species: Stratiomyidae: Microchrysa flaviventris, Texas
Species: Tipulidae: Tipula fuliginosa California/Western North America
Species: Xylomylidae: Xylomya americana, New Hampshire

Hymenoptera
Species: ChalcididaeHockeria bicolor Massachusetts
Species: Colletidae: Hylaeus punctatus, Colorado
Species: Formicidae: Pseudomyrmex gracilis, Mississippi
Species: Megachilidae: Anthidium manicatum, California
Species: Megachilidae: Anthidium manicatum, Colorado
Species: Megachilidae: Anthidium manicatum, Illinois
Species: Megachilidae: Anthidium manicatum, Maine
Species: Megachilidae: Coelioxys dolichos, New Jersey
Species: Panurginae: Pseudopanurgus compositarum, Arkansas
Species: Scoliidae: Campsomeris ephippium, Arizona
Species: Tenthredinidae: Adelesta nova, Massachusetts

Lepidoptera
Species: Acrolophidae: Acrolophus cressoni South Carolina
Species: Choreutidae: Prochoreutis inflatella South Carolina
Species: Choreutidae: Tebenna gnaphaliella South Carolina
Species: Crambidae: Loxostege cereralis South Carolina
Species: Erebinae: Drasteria graphica South Carolina
Species: Gelechiidae: Aroga epigaeella South Carolina
Species: Gelechiidae: Strobisia iridipennella South Carolina
Species: Geometridae: Heliomata infulata South Carolina
Species: Gracillariidae: Caloptilia blandella South Carolina
Species: Gracillariidae: Parectopa plantaginisella South Carolina
Species: Gracillariidae: Phyllonorycter mariaeella South Carolina
Species: Limacodidae: Lithacodes gracea South Carolina
Species: Lyonetiidae: Proleucoptera smilaciella South Carolina
Species: Noctuidae: Neogalea sunia South Carolina
Species: Noctuidae: Sympistis badistriga, South Carolina
Species: Oecophoridae: Martyringa latipennis South Carolina
Family: Prodoxidae: Prodoxus decipiens New Hampshire
Species: Pyralidae: Penthesilea sacculalis South Carolina
Species: Pyralidae: Tallula watsoni South Carolina
Species: Tineidae: Homosetia costisignella South Carolina
Species: Tineidae: Niditinea orleansella South Carolina
Species: Tortricidae: Cochylis hospes South Carolina


Miscellaneous
Species: Asiomorpha coarctata (Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae), Texas
Family: Brachypanorpa (Mecoptera: Panorpodidae), Washington
Species: Embidopsocus laticeps (Psocodea, Liposcelidae), Texas
Species: Lachesilla michiliensis (Psocodea: Lachesillidae), Texas
Species: Trichadenotecnum circularoides (Psocodea: Psocidae), Alabama



Adult/immature/sex associations first on Bug Guide:

Larva:
Eleates depressus (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae)
Larva: Dirrhagofarsus sp. (Coleoptera, Eucnemidae)
Nymph: Ponana pectoralis (Hemiptera, Cicadellidae)



Parasite associations first on Bug Guide

Pseudogaurax sp. (Diptera, Chloropidae)in Mimetus puritanus egg sac



Host plant associations first on Bug Guide

Danepteryx manca (Hemiptera, Issidae) on Sequoia sempervirens



Miscellaneous firsts


First discovery of a species' color variety:
Cicadellidae: Stirellus bicolor

First eggs for a taxon recorded in the wild:
Genus: Phymata sp. (Hemiptera, Reduviidae)

First photo(s) published of adult, immature phase, one sex, or key behavior of a taxon:
Immature: Otiocerus wolfii (Hemiptera, Derbidae)

First Web photo(s) published of a living specimen of one phase or sex of a taxon:
Immature: Platypedia sp. (Hemiptera, Cicadidae)
Adult: Esperia sulphurella (Lepidoptera, Oecophoridae)
Immature: Pyramidobela angelarum (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae)

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Not extinct after all

Species: Aztecacris gloriosus (Orthoptera, Acrididae)



Scientific publications referencing Bug Guide:


Aalbu R.L., Kanda K., Steiner W.E., Jr. (2009) Opatroides punctulatus Brullé now established in California (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 85(2): 38–42 (
Full text)

Androw, R.A. (2012) Expansion of the Known Distribution for Acanthinus argentinus (Pic) (Coleoptera: Anthicidae) in the Southern United States. Coleopterists Bulletin 66(2): 162–163 (Abstract and bibliography)

Brunke A., Newton A., Klimaszewski J., Majka C., Marshall S. (2011) Staphylinidae of Eastern Canada and adjacent United States. Key to subfamilies; Staphylininae: tribes and subtribes, and species of Staphylinina. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 12 (Online version)

Buck M., Marshall S.A., Cheung D.K.B. (2008) Identification atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the northeastern Nearctic region. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification 5: 492 pp. (Online version)

Carlson J.C., Fox M.S. (2009) A sticktight flea removed from the cheek of a two-year-old boy from Los Angeles. Dermatology Online Journal 15(1): 4 (Full text)

Freese, E.L. Distribution of Strongylium crenatum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in the United States and first record from Iowa. American Entomologist, The Great Lakes Entomologist, 44: 190-195, 2011 (subscription only)

Gibbs J., Sheffield C.S. (2009) Rapid range expansion of the wool-carder bee, Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), in North America. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 82(1): 21-29 (Abstract)

Gilbert, Arthur J., Jennifer Willems, and Janamjeet Sohal (2011) Microtheca ochroloma Stål 1860, a newly introduced leaf beetle to California (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) Pan-Pacific Entomologist Jul 2011 : Vol. 87, Issue 3, pg(s) 201-202 doi: 10.3956/2011-24.1

Hall H.G., Ascher J.S. (2010) Surveys of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in natural areas of Alachua County in north-central Florida. Florida Entomologist 93(4): 609-629. [references photo of nesting Megachile] (Full text)

Hamilton, K. G. Andrew. 2011. What We Have Learned from Shutterbugs. American Entomologist, Volume 57 Number 2

MacGown J.A., Hill J.G. (2010) Two new exotic pest ants, Pseudomyrmex gracilis and Monomorium floricola (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) collected in Mississippi. Midsouth Entomologist 3: 106–109 (Full text)

Majka C.G. (2010) The Mycetophagidae (Coleoptera) of the Maritime Provinces of Canada. ZooKeys 64: 9-23 (Full text)

Majka C.G., Langor D. (2011) The Oedemeridae (Coleoptera) of Atlantic Canada. J. Acad. Entomol. Soc. 7: 1-6 (Full text)

S.A. Marshall (2008) Field photography and the democratization of arthropod taxonomy. American Entomologist 54(4): 207-210 (Full text)

Messer, Peter W. (2011) Pseudaptinus (Thalpius) nobilis Liebke, new to the United States, and a key to the species of subgenus Thalpius LeConte in North America, including Mexico (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Zuphiini) ZOOKEYS 147: 419–424 (Full text)

Scott, Virginia L., John S. Ascher, Terry Griswold, César R. Nufio. 2011. The Bees of Colorado (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila). Natural History Inventory of Colorado. Number 23: vi + 100 pp. (free PDF download)

Steiner W.E. (2011) North American Crypticini are mostly South American, and spreading Coleoptera:Tenebrionidae). ESA 58th Annual Meeting (Dec. 12-15, 2010) (Abstract)

Strange, J.P., Koch, J.B., Gonzalez, V.H., Nemelka, L., Griswold, T.L. 2011. Global invasion by Anthidium manicatum (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): assessing potential distribution in North America and beyond. Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-011-0030-y. (summary and abstract)

Tonietto R.K., Ascher J.S. (2009) Occurrence of the Old World bee species Hylaeus hyalinatus, Anthidium manicatum, A. oblongatum, and Megachile sculpturalis, and the native species Coelioxys banksi, Lasioglossum michiganense, and L. zophops in Illinois (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Colletidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae). The Great Lakes Entomologist 41: 200-203 (Full text)

Wagner D.L., Schweitzer D.F., Sullivan J.B., Reardon R.C. (2011) Owlet caterpillars of eastern North America. Princeton University Press. 576 pp. In press.

Wheeler, Terry Crowdsourcing flies: diving into BugGuide. Lyman Entomological Museum on wordpress.com (May 21, 2012) (Full text)

Wolf A.T., Ascher J.S. (2009) Bees of Wisconsin (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila). The Great Lakes Entomologist 41: 129-168 (Full text)

Zahniser, J.N., S.J. Taylor, and J.K. Krejca. (2011) First reports of the invasive grass-feeding leafhopper Balclutha rubrostriata (Melichar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in the United States. Entomological News 121(2): 132-138. (Abstract)



Bug Guide in the popular media

Shahan, Thomas Invaluable Tips for the Macro Photographer (PHOTOS) Huffington Post (April 16, 2012)

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Government agencies posting on Bug Guide

Washington State Department of Agriculture Entomology Lab



Bug Guide users who are PhD entomologists, PhD students in entomology, or recognized academic authorities in entomology

Kenneth Ahlstrom
Robert Anderson
Gevork Arakelian
John Ascher
Thomas Atkinson
Kevin Barber
Brad Barnd
Joshua Basham
Keith Bayless
Victoria Bayless
Robert Beiriger
Chuck Bellamy
Emilie Bess
Paul Beuk
Wes Bicha
Orland Blanchard Jr.
Jason Botz
Clive Bowman
Matthew Bowser
Jeff Bradshaw
Brian Brown
Adam Brunke
Matthias Buck
Boris Bueche
Matt Buffington
Zack Burington
Rob Cannings
Robert Carlson
Chris Carlton
Michael Caterino
Don Chandler
Joe Cicero
Hans Clebsch
Ken Collins
Ben Coulter
Greg Courtney
Gregory Curler
Anthony Deczynski
Jacob den Heyer
Torsten Dikow
Jason Dombroskie
Daniel Duran
Charley Eiseman
Taro Eldredge
John Epler
Art Evans
Zack Falin
Nick Fensler
Mike Ferro
Eric Fisher
Jason Forbes
George Foster
Steve Gaimari
Gary Gibson
Joel Gibson
Matt Gimmel
Christine Goforth
Jesús Gómez-Zurita
Chris Grinter
Jeff Gruber
Dennis Haines
Andy Hamilton
Guy Hanley
Phillip Harpootlian
Martin Hauser
Marshal Hedin
John Heraty
Chris Ho
Frans Janssens
Andrew Jensen
Joshua Jones
Fran Keller
Jonas King
Joel Kits
Victor Kolyada
Valery Korneyev
D.A. La_Rue
Norman Lavers
John Leavengood
Dennis Lehmkuhl
James Liebherr
Jongok Lim
Tim Loh
Owen Lonsdale
Cristiano Lopes-Andrade
Nathan Lord
Stephen Luk
Ted MacRae
David Maddison
Crystal Maier
Christofer Majka
György Makranczy
Adriean Mayor
Tommy McElrath
Tristan McKnight
Javier Mercado
Laura Miller
Mark Muegge
Bill Murphy
Tom Murray
Alfred Newton
Allen Norrbom
Jane O’Donnell
Charlie O'Brien
Barry O'Connor
John Oswald
Robert Otto
Steve Paiero
Thomas Pape
MJ Paulsen
Gerard Pennards
Claude Pilon
Marc Pollet
Ovidiu Popovici
Emilian Pricop
Heather Proctor
Herschel Raney
Brady Richards
David Rider
Ed Riley
Roger Rohrbeck
Joshua Rose
Dave Ruiter
Bjoern Rulik
Jade Savage
Kyle Schnepp
Michael Schwartz
Rowland Shelley
Andrew Short
Paul Skelley
Jeff Skevington
Aaron D. Smith, AMNH
Dave Smith
Gordon Snelling
Villu Soon
John Stanard
Gary Steck
Warren Steiner
Charles Stephen
Ian Stocks
Daniel Swanson
Ian Swift
Steve Taylor
Margaret Thayer
Mike Thomas
Chris Thompson
Alexey Tishechkin
James Trager
Edward Trammel
John VanDyk
Isabelle Vea
George Waldren
Dave Walter
Bill Warner
Sam Wells
Rick Westcott
Alex Wild
Kipling Will
Kevin Williams
Isaac Winkler
Shaun Winterton
Charlene Wood
Norm Woodley
Andrzej Woznica
Jonathan Wright
Doug Yanega
Andrew Young
Dan Young
Chen Young
Artjom Zaitsev

-Credit and blame to V. Belov for providing this list. I've deleted one entry and added another but there are inevitable mistaken omissions and inclusions to be corrected. Please clue me in as needed.


 
Thanks, Belov.
Discovery rocks!

 
you missed Scantius aegyptius new to NA...
...from my earlier comment

 
No, I moved it
to a new category on my list, new to the hemisphere ("The Americas"), per Peter Bryant.

 
the genera Euglenes, Bryocoris, Gonocephalum, Centrocoris
...also belong in that 'hemispherical' category, then...

 
Oh boy!
Thanks!

Keep up the good work
This is a great idea, and is a logical next step in the BugGuide 'experiment'. You have my full support!

Here is a new staphylinid state record. I'm sure there are tons of new state records littered throughout the guide, but finding them will be a challenge.

 
Thanks for staph record, Brad.
Yeah, I'll have to rely on those who know of records to provide links...

This appears to be a new US r
This appears to be a new US record of Idiocerus fulgidus.
A spittlebug Lepyronia coleoptrata state record.
A leafhopper state record, Flexamia areolata.
Undescribed barklouse
Undescribed Lined Flat Bark Beetle.
I have more, but need some time to find them.

 
those undescribed Lichenomima & Charaphloeus...
...have been known as such from numerous specimens preserved in museum collections; these are not something discovered via BG -- i know of many other yet unnamed taxa (among beetles, wasps, bugs, barklice...) represented in the guide, either sitting at genus level or variously placed on ad hoc 'unnamed', 'undescribed', 'sp.n.', etc. pages (not necessarily as 'no taxon')

 
Undescribed aren't new
but there seems to be a lot of Ichneumons that are new like this one.
1.

 
Who says it's new
and what is being done about it?

 
Bob Carlson
is our Ichneumon specialist. He recently retired from, I believe the Smithsonian, and says that only about a third of North American Ichneumons are described according to Townes.
Bob says that there's only a few people qualified to describe new Ichneumons, so I don't know if this one is going to get a name or not.

Phymata eggs in the wild
These Phymata eggs were the first found in the wild. Parasitoid wasps emerged from them which may be a newly described species of Platigastrid. This reminds me; I should follow up on what happened with the parasitoids that emerged from these eggs.
The list of image requests is probably huge, judging from the ones I have gotten. Are you narrowing it down to scientific papers, books, or what? I am sure that many images are used with or without permission in presentations and classrooms (Actually, I know it for a fact). Also, several important websites use Bugguide images often, Tree of Life, Discover Life, etc.

 
Yes,
I want to limit image use to scientific and academic (not just educational because I think that's too broad to impress in my "sales pitch.")

Your eggs have opened up a new category :-)

why Nausibius? --oh, i got it ))
[should read "Nausibius sp." -- since you mean a species, not the genus]

consider the following, off the top of my head:
Old World genera new to the Americas:
US record:(1)
first record outside CA:(2)
i'm sure there are others, too

i vaguely remember BMSB first detected somewhere... (was it Indiana?) based on a BG photo posted by a civilian.

state records are not uncommon, but there are many groups where the experts don't pay attention to such details, having their hands full describing new taxa, so thousands of identified specimens representing unpublished state records quietly sit in collections. among butterflies, dragonflies and other highly collectible groups state records may be a big deal, otherwise they are not

 
Similar bug found in Mexico
I would like to contribute and report feeding patterns from this Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Coreidae
I have found in Mexico.
Is there anybody interested in preparing a Scientific note with this insect?
I have photos from juveniles and adults but I am not biologist.

 
BMSB, and another...


 
Invasive species
The relationship between Bugguide and A. manicathum goes further back. We have been reporting the spread of this species since 2004 (a mere five months since the creation of Bugguide). Here are Maine and Utah:

To get funding, this type of practical information may turn out to be more convincing than the more academic findings of new species. After all, detecting and tracking invasive species have economic implications.
I wonder whether I should add a note for every species first reported in Bugguide in my list of Non-natives.

 
Excellent point, Beatriz!
Bug Guide represents thousands of volunteer field workers inadvertantly helping to track invasives that have serious commercial and/or environmental impact. Let me think a bit about how I want to include these. Meantime, any such invasive species you can think of for which Bug Guide has revealed new territory expansion would be helpful. Some of this data already exists in the list of records for state/province/region.

 
BG's (nearly) first-report of the Bean Plataspid in NA

 
Bug Guide has certainly helped to track spread of
several exotic bees

For example, Thomas of Baltimore found at least two species not yet published for the New World.

As another example, Diane Wilson's Bug Guide records of exotic bees from Colorado will be published soon in a monograph on the bees of that state

 
Thanks, Chuck.
They're up on the board.

a staph
I posted this Leptotyphline and got a request from Vladimir Gusarov to send them. He guesses it is an undescribed Genus and species. I sent him 4 specimens, all female :( He plans to do some DNA. Meantime I am getting him more specimens.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/466011

 
Not surprised
that you found one, Rick. So it's at least a new subfamily record for the state and probably a new genus record for the world. I'll put it in as a state record for now and expect an upgrade soon :-)

 
sort of
Vladimir says he has a specimen collected by Peck from NM. In CA, every county has its own genera :-), but all NM and TX specimens so far have been female, maybe parthenogenic, so the ID'ing is more difficult.

 
If you find a bunch,
try rearing them and see if they ARE parthenogenic.

 
other stuff
Also in the category of useful to scientists, I posted this Mycterid, and got a request to include it in a soon-to-be-published revision.
Just a rarely collected item with no pictures available.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/169267

Another is this Episernus. Professor doing DNA of Anobiids had none, saw Bugguide picture, and I ran out and collected a bunch into alcohol for him.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/430051

Same with this Cylidrella. Posted to Bugguide and have gotten several requests for specimens for museums.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/293977

 
I'll get to these later.
Gotta have some social life :-)

 
image usage, &c.
i know that Terry L. Erwin found a few pix on BG for the next tome of his opus magnum (i got him in touch w/©-owners; seems to have worked)
i also know that Andy Hamilton finds something new for his website all the time (i mean live photos of hoppers); other career entomologists also use BG photos on their sites [e.g.,(1)]

you may also want to check BG Cuterebra pix for Jeff Boettner's comments, or contact him offline: he'll tell you a lot about BG being helpful in his bot studies.
several leading experts told me they use BG extensively in their research, and shared their appreciation and praise.

 
Separate project::
I've been building a list of specialists in the various taxa that I can tap for ID work. Sounds like Erwin would be perfect for Ecuadorian Carabidae if he's willing. I'll approach him. I might even get to help out in one of his projects in eastern Ecuador since I'll be rather available.

Adventive species: Tenebrion
Adventive species:
Tenebrionidae
Opatroides punctulatus: http://bugguide.net/node/view/163079, publication references bg images.
Gonocephalum: http://bugguide.net/node/view/185496/bgpage still not published but is in the works.

Curculionidae
Magdalis barbicornis: http://bugguide.net/node/view/385178/bgpage bg referenced in most recent Coleopterists bulletin note by Anderson and Cline.

 
Hi Kojun,
Let me understand what you're saying. When you say "publication references bg images" and "bg referenced" are you saying that Bug Guide is acknowledged as being where the record was first noticed or established?

BTW, here are your links made active:

Adventive species:
Tenebrionidae
Opatroides punctulatus: http://bugguide.net/node/view/163079, publication references bg images.
Gonocephalum: http://bugguide.net/node/view/185496/bgpage still not published but is in the works.

Curculionidae
Magdalis barbicornis: http://bugguide.net/node/view/385178/bgpage bg referenced in most recent Coleopterists bulletin note by Anderson and Cline.

 
I guess I meant that bugguide
I guess I meant that bugguide is explicitly mentioned. In the Opatroides paper, we discovered the specimens independent of bugguide, but then got additional locality info from additional specimens posted on bugguide.

For the weevil, the authors say

"Magdalis barbicornis (Latreille) is recorded for the first time from California. Initial identification of this European weevil species in California (previously recorded from the eastern United States as early as 1909) was based on a photograph submitted to www.bugguide.net from Alameda County"

so I presume they were first alerted to its occurrence in Cali by bugguide.

 
So that's what became of my weevil!
This is the California photo:

I still watch for the creature. He hasn't returned to be collected. Maybe someone tipped him off.

Campsomeris dorsata -- new country record (Florida)


Campsomeris dorsata has not been previously recorded from the United States. It typically occurs in Southern Mexico, Central + South America and throughout the West Indies. It likely blew in from the latter and may or may not be established (I wouldn't be surprised if it is established since scoliids are generalist parasitoids of scarab larvae).

Campsomeris ephippium is newly recorded in Arizona. In the United States it was previously known from South Texas.


 
Campsomeris ephippium
must have blown in on the prevailing Texas wind from the east, skipping completely over New Mexico :-)

Thanks George! I'll add 'em to the list.

British Ciidae specialist Glenda Orledge
says she has not yet confirmed that the ciids first posted here by Richard Lareau (subsequently by others) are an undescribed species. She is awaiting one final species example to compare with the US specimens. I have therefore shifted the Octotemnus sp. to the adventive section till such determination can be made. Further comments by Orledge:

"There is no doubt that Bugguide posts initiated, and have subsequently fed, my current work on Octotemnus. Bugguide data received subsequent to Richard Lareau's discovery (and accompanying specimens subsequently received not only from you and Richard, but also from a number of others) will add greatly to the quality and value of the paper I am working towards. Apart from the various Bugguide contributers, I plan that the site will receive prominent mention in my acknowledgements.

In the future I may well be asking some of the Bugguide contributers if I may use their images (possibly for publication and certainly for presentations)."

This is
a new country record and may be an undescribed species.

 
Super!
Right up your alley! I'm placing it with adventives for now.

Here's a possible new species in the works.
Found by grad student Eric Moody, it appears to be a new sylvanid:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/503933/bgimage

Specimen has been or is being shipped to Michael C. Thomas for examination.

 
A little premature
It is almost certainly not a silvanid. What it is is unknown and that makes it interesting.

 
OK, Thanks Michael.
Unknown is good enough for my purposes, assuming it is undescribed as well as unknown :-)

Other uses of Bugguide
You may find this link useful too: Field Photography and the Democratization of Arthropod Taxonomy, by Stephen A. Marshall

 
Nice article!
"Buck et al. (2008; http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/bsc/
ejournal/bmc_05/35e_spf.html) recorded a new
species of potter wasp from Michigan, Illinois, and
Nebraska based solely on BugGuide.net images."

I went to the above link, which in turn links back to this Bug Guide image:

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