Tetrigidae Rambur, 1838 of Central America are severely understudied. Most of the historical data are restricted to the original descriptions of the species and scant records reported by the early tetrigidologists. This study examines the literature alongside the data made available through the efforts of citizen scientists. This allowed to compose a preliminary checklist of Central American Tetrigidae, which now numbers 32 species, and pair it with a key to the species. Northern countries of Central America remain nearly unexplored, which, together with certain taxonomic uncertainties within the known species, means that this checklist is merely the first step in researching this charismatic family of insects in the region.
checklist, citizen science, iNaturalist, Neotropics