Peer-reviewed Publications

10. Ferreira, V.S. & Costa, C. 2017. An Online Database of the Immatures of Coleoptera (Arthopoda, Insecta) Described from Brazil. Biodiversity Data Journal, 5: e12252.

 9.  Ferreira, V.S. & Ivie, M.A. 2017. The First Fossil Species of the Extant Genus Cessator Kazantsev (Coleoptera: Lycidae): A New Leptolycini from Dominican Amber. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 71(1):57-60.

8. Ferreira, V.S. & Ivie, M.A. 2016 Redescription of Cephalolycus Pic, 1926 (Coleoptera: Elateroidea: Lycidae) and a Discussion on Its Taxonomic Position. The Coleopterists Bulletin, 70(3): 663-666, 2016.

7. Ferreira, V.S. 2016. A revision of the genus Macrolygistopterus Pic, 1929 (Coleoptera, Lycidae). Zootaxa, 4105: 321-338.

6. Ferreira, V.S., Prado, L.P. & Serripieri, D. 2016. The Entomological Collection of Richard Von Diringshofen (1900 - 1986) and its incorporation to the Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 60: 117-122.

5. Ferreira, V.S. 2016. A new species of Falsocaenia Pic, 1922 from Amazonian Rainforest (Coleoptera: Lycidae) with an updated key to the species. Zootaxa, 4105: 497-499. 

4. Ferreira, V. S. & Santos, G. I. M. 2015. Colydodes flavisetis sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Zopheridae, Colydiinae), new species from southeastern Brazil with an updated key to the species of the genus. Zootaxa, 3981: 437-443.

 3. Ferreira, V. S. 2015. A new species of Acroleptus Bourgeois (Coleoptera: Lycidae) from the Brazilian Amazonian rainforest, with a note on its homonymy with Acroleptus Cabanis (Aves). Zootaxa, 3949: 297-300.

 2. Ferreira, V.S. 2015. An annotated catalog of the type material of Elateroidea Leach, 1815 (Coleoptera) deposited in the Coleoptera collection of Museum of Zoology of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Zootaxa, 3937: 267-310.

1. Ferreira, V.S. & Costa, C. 2015. A description of the Larva of Metapteron xanthomelas (Lucas, 1857) from the Restinga Forest of Southeastern Brazil (Coleoptera: Lycidae, Calopterini). Zootaxa, 3915: 295-300.

Articles in Preparation

Ferreira, V.S. and Ivie, M.A. A remarkable new genus of net-winged beetles from Costa Rica and the description of eleven species (Coleoptera: Lycidae: Leptolycini). 16 pages, 50 images, 6 plates. To be submitted in The Coleopterists Bulletin.

Ferreira, V.S., Ramsdale, A.S. and Ivie, M.A. A review of the World Omethidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea): The Omethinae and Matheteinae. 23 pages, 28 figures, 5 plates. To be submitted in The Coleopterists Bulletin. 

Ferreira, V.S. and Ivie, M.A. Revision of the genus Lucaina Dugés, 1879 (Coleoptera: Lycidae: Calochromini) with the description of two new North American Species. 18 pages, 19 figures, 5 plates. To be submitted in The Coleopterists Bulletin.

Bogahawatte, C.N.L, Marshall, S.A. & Ferreira, V.S. A review of the Net-winged Beetles (Coleoptera: Lycidae) of Ontario, with a Key to the Species of Eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification. In Press.

Ferreira, V.S., Barclay, M.V.L. & Ivie, M.A. Redescription of Aporrhipis Pascoe, 1887 (Coleoptera: Lycidae) With a Discussion on its Tribal Placement. 5 pages, 1 plate, 4 figures. To be submitted at Zootaxa.

Ferreira, V.S., Spiessberger, E.L., Prado, L.P, Seripierri, D. & Barbosa, F.F. The history of Coleopterology in Brazil from the Colonial period to today with a Checklist of the Brazilian Coleopterists and its Collections.

On-line media  

Ferreira, V.S. 2015. Neotropical Telegeusidae. Available at : <>.

 Ferreira, V.S. and other authors. Taxonomic Catalog of the Brazilian Fauna – Coleoptera, following families: Artematopodidae, Byrrhidae, Cerophytidae, Kateretidae, Lampyridae, Lycidae, Throscidae, Elateridae. Available at <>