Contributions of the C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
Department of Agricultural Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.
Managing Editor: B. C. Kondratieff Boris.Kondratieff@colostate.edu
Most volumes are coilbound with a color cover on glossy card stock covered in clear plastic and a black vinyl back cover. Each issue is photocopied on high quality acid-free paper. New issues appear at irregular intervals. Some issues are perfect bound and are usually stated as such. In the future selected issues may be served as pdf files.
Discounts are offered to commercial booksellers. BioQuip, Inc. is the primary retail outlet for our series.
Moths of Western North America
1. Distribution of Saturniidae of western North America. 1993. Richard S. Peigler and Paul A. Opler ($31.50)
A set of maps showing the county-by-county distribution of Saturniidae in the western conterminous United States. There is a brief introduction to the volume that discusses several taxonomic problems and questionable records.
2. Distribution of Sphingidae of western North America. Revised. 1995. Michael J. Smith ($24.00)
A set of maps showing the county-by-county distribution of Sphingidae in the western conterminous United States. There is a brief introduction to the volume that discusses several taxonomic problems and questionable records. A colored frontispiece illustrates 3 rare western hawkmoths.
3. Arctiidae of Western North America. Part 1. Text and maps. 2000. D.C. Ferguson, P. A. Opler, M. J. Smith and J.P. Donahue ($40.00)
A set of maps showing the county-by-county distribution of Arctiidae in the western conterminous United States as well as a set of maps showing the detailed distribution of Arctiidae known from western Canada and Alaska. An introduction to the family is given as well as an updated checklist to known western species. There is an extensive bibliography to works on western Arctiidae as well as an index to the species mapped and discussed.
4. Distribution of “Oecophoridae” (sense of Hodges, 1983) of western North America. J. A. Powell and P. A. Opler. 1996. ($27.00)
A set of maps showing the county-by-county distribution of “Oecophoridae” in the western conterminous United States. There is an introduction to the volume that discuss several taxonomic problems and the changed concept for the family. There is an index to all species mapped. Of special interest are the maps for some species of Ethmia discussed but not mapped in Powell’s monograph of the Western Hemisphere species.
Lepidoptera of North America
1. Distribution of silk moths (Saturniidae) and Hawkmoths (Sphingidae) of eastern North America, second edition. 1997. P. A. Opler ($45.00)
A set of maps showing the county-by-county distribution of Saturniidae and Sphingidae of the eastern conterminous United States. There is a brief introduction to the volume that discusses several taxonomic problems and questionable records.
2. Distribution of the butterflies (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea) of the eastern United States. Paul A. Opler. 1995. ($50.00).
A set of maps showing the county-by-county distribution of butterflies known from the eastern conterminous United States as of about 1983. There is a brief introduction to the volume. Note that more recent county records are not shown and species newly reported from the region are not included. The scientific names of some species changed by more recent studies are not reflected in the atlas.
3. Butterflies of Kern and Tulare Counties, California. Butterflies of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. 2014 (Revised) Ken Davenport. ($22.00).
An extensive annotated treatment of the butterflies of Kern and Tulare Counties, California. Specific records are given for each county and the author’s notes on the taxonomic status of many populations is included. This work is of particular interest as this region of California is one of the most diverse and there are many unsolved taxonomic issues. There is a separate section listing collection and observation records that is up-to-date through October 2006. A listing of the butterflies of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park is presented.
4. Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America north of Mexico. P. A. Opler and A.D. Warren. 2004 (updated). (out-of-print).
This is the first list of scientific names of North American butterfly species prepared and reviewed by systematists since that of C. D. Ferris (1989). This list contains the most current scientific names for more than 780 butterfly species (Papilionoidea and Hesperioidea). Authorship and date of publication (many corrected) are included. The original spelling of species names is given in accord with recent practices. Annotations with literature citations are given for many of the names as explanation for their current usage. Species are numbered for curatorial purposes. No subspecies are included in the current list. A list of species erroneously reported for North America is included and is followed by a list of Hawaiian butterflies. There are more than 480 references to help substantiate the names provided.
5. Contributions to the knowledge of southern West Virginia Lepidoptera. 2004.Valeriu Albu and Eric Metzler ($25.00).
This is the report of a survey of all families of Lepidoptera found in southern West Virginia. It is notable as one of the few areas in eastern North America where species of all families are reported. A valuable list of references employed in the survey is included.
6. Butterflies of Oregon: Their Taxonomy, Distribution, and Biology. [Second printing, 2006] 2004. Andrew D. Warren. 405 pages, 2 maps, soft-cover, perfect-bound ($43.00)
Detailed accounts for all 171 species of Oregon\’s naturally occurring butterflies. Patterns of geographic and ecological variation are discussed in detail for each species. The distribution of each species is listed by county and discussed. Several new taxonomic combinations are proposed, and three apparently undescribed butterfly species are identified.
7.1 Colorado Butterflies. Part 1. Satyrinae. 2005. Michael S. Fisher. 96 color photographs. 40 pages, 1 map, soft-cover, perfect bound. (out-of-print).
This is a completely new book, but the author makes comparisons with Brown et al.’s original work, pointing out corrections, additions, and emendations. The book is written in a warm personal style. In the first section 21 species of satyrines are discussed with at least a page dedicated to each species and its described subspecies. Each species’ variation within Colorado, and outside where relevant, is discussed and the problems of name application, species definition, and type localities is also discussed. [note: only a few copies remain and these are reserved for institutional buyers who purchase the complete set. A few additional copies are still offered by BioQuip, Inc.]
7.2 Colorado Butterflies. Part 2. Heliconiinae and Danainae. 2005. Michael S. Fisher. 129 color photographs. 62 pages, 28 maps, soft-cover, perfect bound. (out-of-print).
In this second section, 24 species of heliconiines and 3 species of danaines are discussed with at least a page dedicated to each species and its described subspecies. Each species’ variation within Colorado, and outside, where relevant, is discussed and the problems of name application, species definition, and type localities are also discussed. Additionally, Boloria kreimhild, previously reported for Colorado, is discussed and illustrated.
7.3 Colorado Butterflies. 2006. Part 3. Melitaeinae, Nymphalinae, Limenitidinae, Biblidinae, Apaturinae. Michael S. Fisher. 260 color photographs. 120 pages, 54 maps, soft-cover, perfect bound. (out-of-print). In the third section, completing the Nymphalidae, there are thorough treatments of checkerspots (Euphydryas and Chlosyne), crescentspots (Phyciodes), and anglewings (Polygonia).
7.4 Colorado Butterflies. 2009. Part 4. Riodinidae, Subfamily Riodininae and Lycaenidae, Subfamily Lycaeninae. Metalmarks, Coppers, Hairstreaks and Blues. Michael S. Fisher. 381 color images. 205 pages, maps, softcover, perfect bound ($65.00). Only a few copies remaining!
7.5 Colorado Butterflies. 2010. Part 5.. Papilionidae and Pieridae. Swallowtails, parnassians, whitess, and sulphurs. Out-of-stock.
8. Butterfly research in Boulder County, Colorado – 2004-2007. 2008. Janet Chu and Michael Sportiello. Details transect research in selected Boulder County parks. 77 text pages with 8 pages of color images of live butterflies as well as maps of selected survey sites. Coil bound. ($33.00).
9. Butterfly distribution and dispersion across the montane islands and drainages of the Chihuahuan desert. 2010. Richard W. Holland. 38 pages of text, charts, and maps detailing distribution by mountain range. Includes statistical analysis. Coil-bound. ($20.00 or downloadable pdf).
10. Review of Plebejus icarioides and Glaucopsyche lygdamus in New Mexico with four new subspecies (Lycaenidae, Lycaeninae, Polyommatini). 2011. Richard W. Holland. 39 pages, 2 color plates. Coil-bound. ($30.00).
11. Lepidoptera of Colorado’s National Parks and Monuments. 2012. Paul A. Opler.
Annotated draft lists of Lepidoptera species from Colorado National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Yucca House National Monument. Special custom order or pdf ($100.00).
12. Butterflies of Boulder County, Colorado. A continuing study of species and populations in County Open Space Properties – 2011 Inventory and 2007-2011 analyses. 2012. Janet R. Chu. 94 pages including 18 pages with color maps and charts. (pdf).
13. Flower Visitation by Colorado Butterflies (40,615 Records) with a Review of the Literature on Pollination of Colorado Plants and Butterfly Attraction (Lepidoptera: Hesperioidea and Papilionoidea) 2014. James A. Scott. 190 pp. ($35.00).
Insects of Western North America
1. A survey of the Cerambycidae (Coleoptera) or longhorn beetles of Colorado. 1998. D. J. Heffern ($10.00)
An annotated listing of the Cerambycidae known from Colorado with taxonomic notes. One color plate of examples is included.
2. The Cicadas of Colorado (Homoptera: Cicadidae, Tibicinidae). 2002. B.C. Kondratieff, A. R. Ellingsen, and D. Leatherman. ($38.50)
This is a complete treatment of the Cicadidae known from Colorado. Species treatments, identification keys, six plates of structures useful for identification, and an extensive bibliography are included. Five color plates of species in natural habitats are included. This is the most up-to-date taxonomic treatment of the family for any region of North America and is useful for neighboring states.
3. Survey of Selected Insect Taxa of Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Part 2. Dragonflies (Odonata), Stoneflies (Plecoptera) and selected Moths (Lepidoptera). 2004. Kondratieff, Opler, Garhart, and Schmidt.
The results of an intensive survey of the species of these groups on Fort Sill are presented. Included Lepidoptera include Saturniidae, Sphingidae, Arctiidae, Notodontidae, Schinia, and Catocala. Nine color plates of typical species are included. Many range extensions and new Oklahoma county records are reported for the first time. (pdf)
4. Survey of Selected Arthropod Taxa of Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Part 3. Chapter 1 Survey of Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Fort Sill, Comanche Co., Oklahoma. 2005. Paula E. Cushing & Maren Francis. Chapter 2. Survey of Selected Arthropod Taxa of Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Boris C. Kondtratieff, Jason P. Schmidt, Paul A. Opler, and Matthew C. Garhart. III. Arachnida: Ixodida, Scorpiones, Hexapoda: Ephemeroptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Coleoptera, Neuroptera, Trichoptera, Lepidoptera, and Diptera. This is a presentation of the results of an intensive survey of the species of these groups on Fort Sill. Included Lepidoptera are Geometridae and Tortricidae. Nine color plates of typical species are included. Many range extensions and additional new Oklahoma county records are reported for the first time. Updates on groups reported in the previous two volumes are included as well as a cumulative chart of all species from all the reports; this is the last report on the Fort Sill surveys. (pdf)
5. Survey of Selected Arthropod Taxa of Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Part 1. Selected Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Orthoptera. 2003. Kondratieff, Boris C., Jason P. Schmidt, Paul A. Opler, and Evi M. Buckner-Opler. (pdf)
6. Survey of Selected Arthropod Taxa of Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Part 4. Selected Diptera, Hemiptera, and Coleoptera. 2008. Kondratieff, B.C., W. Cranshaw. Includes Coleoptera – Buprestidae, Chrysomelidae, Dermestidae, Elateridae, Meloidae; Diptera – Calliphoridae, Culicidae, Stratiomyidae, Syrphidae, Tabanidae. 178 pp., illustrated. (pdf).
7. Blister beetles (Meloidae) of Colorado. 2008. Jason Patrick Schmidt. Includes identification keys, ecological, and distributional information for Colorado’s unique fauna of 15 genera and 81 species (26% of known U.S. fauna). 296 pages, includes color plates and maps of all species. Perfect bound. ($39.00)
8. The Checkered Beetle Genus Trichodes Herbst (Coleoptera: Cleridae): A Pictorial Key to North American Taxa with Notes on Colorado Species. 26 pages. 2014. Dan West. ($10.00)
9. The dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) of Colorado: An updated annotated checklist. 59 pages. Bill Prather and Inez Prather. ($15.00)
10. Colorado Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae). 194 pp. D. Rose, B. C. Kondratieff and M. Weissmann. Includes keys and descriptions to the fourth instar larvae and female adults. ($15.00)