ISSN 1519-556X printed version
ISSN 1678-8052 online version



Scope and policy

Neotropical Entomology publishes original articles that significantly contribute to the knowledge of Entomology. Articles previously published or submitted to other journals are not accepted. Articles must be scientific. Technological-content papers with bioassays on efficacy of methods to control insects and mites are not accepted. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and acceptance for publication is based on recommendations by the editorial board and peer-reviewers.


"Forum", "Ecology, Behavior and Bionomics", "Systematics, Morphology and Physiology", "Biological Control", "Pest Management", "Public Health", "Scientific Notes".


Manuscript should be written in English.


Manuscripts can be published as scientific articles, scientific notes and forum articles.


All manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the form available at The user's guidelines are available at


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Articles (text and tables) must be submitted as MS Word 2003 or other recent word processor. Set paper size in A4 and 2.5 cm margins; number all lines and pages in the document. Use font Times New Roman 12 and double spaces.

Front page. Justify the complete name and the regular and electronic mail addresses of corresponding author on the upper right of the page. Center-justify the title using capital initials (except for prepositions and articles). Scientific names in the title should be followed by the author's name (do not mention the year) and, by the order and family names in parentheses. Author names should be left-justified below the title using small capital letters; only initials of the first and midle names of authors are provided folowed by the last names in full. Names of different authors are separated by commas; do not use "and' or "&'. Skip one line and list each authors' affiliation identified by call numbers whenever more than one address is listed. Skip another line and provide a urring title, no longer than 60 letters.

Page 2. Abstract. The abstract should be easy to understand and not require reference to the body of the article. Only very important results should be presented in the abstract; it must not contain any abbreviations or statistical details. Type ABSTRACT followed by a hyphen and the text. The abstract should be one-paragraph long and not exceed 250 words. Skip one line and type Keywords. Type three to five keywords separated by commas; these words cannot be in the title.

Main Text

Introduction. Left-justify the subtitle "Introductionin bold. The introduction must clearly contextualize the research problem and state the scientific hypothesis being tested, as well as the research objectives.

Material and Methods must provide enough information for the research to be replicated. Please include the statistical design and, if necessary, the name of the program used for analysis.

Results and Discussion can be grouped or kept in separate sections. In Results, mean values must be followed by the mean standard error and the number of observations. Use one decimal for mean values and two decimals for standard errors. Conclusions must be stated at the end of discussion.

Acknowledgments should be concise and contain the recognition to people first, and then to affiliations and/or sponsors.

References. Under the title, type the references, in alphabetical order, one per paragraph, with no space between them. The authors last names are typed in full, followed by capital initials. Use a comma to separate the names of authors. Add the reference year after the authors' names, between parentheses. Abbreviate the titles of the bibliographical sources, starting with capital letters. Use journal abbreviations according to the BIOSIS Serial Sources (
or Abbreviation of Brazilian journal titles must follow each journal requirements. Please avoid citations of dissertations, theses, and extension materials. Do not cite restricted-circulation materials (such as institutional documentation and research reports), monographs, partial research reports, or abstracts of papers presented at scientific meetings.


Suzuki KM, Almeida SA, Sodré LMK, Pascual ANT, Sofia S H (2006) Genetic similarity among male bees of Euglossa truncata Rebelo & Moure (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Neotrop Entomol 35: 477-482.

Malavasi A, Zucchi RA (2000) Moscas-das-frutas de importância econômica no Brasil: conhecimento básico e aplicado. Ribeirão Preto, Holos Editora, 327p.

Oliveira Filho AT, Ratter JT (2002) Vegetation physiognomies and woody flora of the cerrado biome, p.91-120. In Oliveira PS, Marquis RJ (eds) The cerrados of Brazil: ecology and natural history of a Neotropical savanna. New York, Columbia University Press, 398p.

Tables. Tables should be placed separately, one per page, after the References section. Please number tables consecutively with Arabic numbers at the same order they are referred in the text. Footnotes must have call numbers. Use the word "Table" in full in the text (example: Table 1). Example of a table title:

Table 1 Mean (± SE) duration and survivorship of larvae and pupae of Cirrospilus neotropicus reared on Phyllocnistis citrella larvae. Temp.: 25 ± 1ºC, RH: 70% and photophase: 14h.

Figures. Insert the list of figures after the tables. Use the abbreviation "Fig" in the titles and in the text (such as Fig 3). Figures must be in jpg, gif or eps format. Use original or high resolution figures. Whenever possible, graphics should be sent in Excell. Example of a figure title:

Fig 1 Populacional distribution of Mahanarva fimbriolata in São Carlos, SP, 2002 to 2005.

In-text citations

Scientific names. Write the scientific names in full, followed by the author's name (for insect and mite species), when they are first mentioned in the Abstract and in the body of the text. E.g.: Spodoptera frugiperda (J E Smith). Use the abbreviated generic name (E.g.: S. frugiperda) in the rest of the paper, except in tables and figures, where name should be in full.

References. Write the author's last name with capital initial, followed by the year of publication (for example, Martins 1998). More than one publication are chronologically ordered, separated with comas (for example: Martins 1998, Garcia 2005, 2008, Wilson 2010). Use "&" for two authors (such as Martins & Gomes 2009). Please use italicized "et al" for more than two authors (as in Duarte et al 2010).

Scientific Notes

Manuscripts that report trophic occurrences, interactions or new methods for the study of insects and mites can be submitted. But records of species or host associations to new localities in geographical regions that they are already known are no longer accepted for publication. Records of species or associations known to a geographical region may be considered only if including new ecological zones. Distribution records must not be based on political borders, but on ecosystems. Manuscript requirements are the same as for scientific articles. However, Introduction, Material and Methods, and Results and Discussion are written without subtitles. The abstract must be shorter than 100 words and the text no longer than 1,000 words. Figures or tables can be included if highly necessary, but not exceed the limit of two figures or tables per note.

Scientific notes that register a new pest introduced in Brazil need to follow the regulations of Portaria Interministerial 290, of 15/April/1996, available in

Reviews (Forum)

Extensive interpretative or evaluative articles on current topics in Entomology are published in this section. Controversial articles are welcome and must present both the currently accepted and the controversial paradigms or views. Neotropical Entomology and its Editorial Board are not responsible for the opinions expressed in this section. Articles to be included herein must be in English.

Printing Fees

The printing fee is US$ 24 (twenty four dollars) per printed page for SEB members (first authors) with a paid membership fee, and US$ 36 (thirty six dollars) for non-members. Color figures should be added only if highly necessary. Each colour page will cost US$ 75 (seventy five dollars) for members and US$ 90 (ninety dollars) for non-members. Reprints will not be provided. Published articles are available for free consultation and download at the site of SciELO (



Further information

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ESALQ/USP - Entomologia & Acarologia
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13418-900 - Piracicaba - SP - Brazil
Tel: 55 (19) 3429 4199, ext. 228


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