C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity (CSU-CSUC)

The collection houses approximately 3 million specimens representing about 60,000 species with fifty primary types and 1,000 secondary types. More than 10,000 specimens are added to the collection each year. As a large and comprehensive holding of arthropods, predominately insects, in the Southern Rocky Mountains, it is a major resource for regional and national biodiversity investigations. Much of the material has been identified by specialists to the specific level. Examples of the unique quality of material include the aphids, other Homoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, and all aquatic orders. It serves as the repository for arthropod inventories of several National Parks including Canyonlands, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Dinosaur, and Yucca House and Colorado National Monuments.
Contact: Dr. Boris Kondratieff (Boris.Kondratieff@Colostate.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6ca25e61-71fe-4605-848f-86f9b72a87df
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
Access Rights: Material is for loan to researchers throughout the US and for in-house use.
C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity
Colorado State Universiity
Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
1177 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado   80523-1177
Collection Statistics
  • 151,134 specimen records
  • 136,027 (90%) georeferenced
  • 2,591 (2%) with images
  • 142,455 (94%) identified to species
  • 304 families
  • 2,018 genera
  • 5,450 species
  • 6,172 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award EF 1207371