College of Agricultural Sciences Personnel Profile
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Boris C Kondratieff
Professor
Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
College of Agricultural Sciences

Laurel Hall Building, Room
Phone:
970-491-7314
Education:
  • Ph D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Entomology, systematics
  • MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Entomology
  • BS, Tennessee Technology University; WLD MNG
Personal Website:
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Boris C. Kondratieff is a Professor of Entomology and Director of the 3 million specimen C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity at Colorado State University. He received his PhD at Virginia Tech in 1982. His current interests include insect biodiversity surveys of wild lands and other landscapes, aquatic insect ecology, taxonomic revisions and descriptions of new or poorly known species, especially Ephemeroptera (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies), and Diptera (flies), forensic entomology, and management and curatorial work in the C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity. He has published 206 peer reviewed scientific papers and coauthor of four books. He currently teaches six or seven different courses at Colorado State University an academic year in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management. I am the
Subject Editor: Zootaxa, Plecoptera and Megaloptera; Editor: Perla. Newsletter and Bibliography of the International Association of Plecopterologists, and Coordinator, Plecoptera Bibliography for Society of Freshwater Science

A confirmed record of the Ephemeroptera genus Baetisca from west of the continental divide and an annotated list of the mayflies of the Humboldt River, Nevada West N Am Naturalist 60 459-461

A DNA barcode library for North American Ephemeroptera: Progress and prospects PloS One 7 e38063

A New Species of Acroneuria from Kentucky (Plecoptera, Perlidae) and New Records of Stoneflies from Eastern North-America J Kansas Entomol Soc 61 201-207

A New Species of Acroneuria from Virginia (Plecoptera, Perlidae) J New York Entomol S 101 550-554

A new species of Mitrodetus (Diptera) Entomol News 112 221-224

A new species of Mydas fly (Diptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 100 464-466

A New Species of Nemomydas (Diptera, Mydidae) from Texas J Kansas Entomol Soc 63 643-645

A new species of Nemomydas and a new record for Baliomydas gracilis (Diptera) Fla Entomol 87 380-382

A new species of Paracapnia from California (Plecoptera: Capniidae) Illiesia 6 206-209

A New Species of Paraleptophlebia from Tennessee (Ephemeroptera, Leptophlebiidae) Entomol News 105 259-261

A new species of Perlesta (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from North Carolina with additional records for North Carolina and Virginia Illiesia 7 297-301

A new species of Pseudonomoneura Bequaert (Diptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 99 171-173

A New Species of Sphecomyiella (Diptera, Pyrgotidae) from North-America P Entomol Soc Wash 95 554-557

A new species of Sweltsa (Plecoptera) Entomol News 109 293-295

A new species of Tallaperla (Plecoptera) Entomol News 118 81-82

A new species of the western North American genus Triznaka from Oregion (Plecoptera: Chloroperlidae) Illesia 8 15-Oct

A new species of the western North American genus Triznaka from Oregon (Plecoptera: Chloroperlidae)

A new species of Zealeuctra Ricker (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 106 840-843

A new species Perlesta (Plecoptera: Perlidae) from New York Illiesia 7 197-201

A new synonymy and a new species of Mydidae (Diptera) from Madagascar Zootaxa 31 65-67

Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Kirchner, R. F., A Reclarification of the Males of Alloperla-concolor and a-Neglecta (Plecoptera, Chloroperlidae), with New Distribution Records for Both Species Entomol News 104 73-78

A record of the artic forestfly, Nemoura arctica (Plecoptera) Entomol News 115 113-115

A Review of Perlinella Banks (Plecoptera, Perlidae) Ann Entomol Soc Am 81 19-27

A review of stonefly records (Plecoptera) Brimleyana 97 25-40

A Review of the Genus Remenus Ricker (Plecoptera, Perilodidae), with the Description of 2 New Species P Entomol Soc Wash 97 596-602

A review of the mayfly genus Cinygmula McDunnough (Ephemeroptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 77 121-126

A Review of the Mydid Genus Pseudonomoneura Bequaert (Diptera, Mydidae), with the Description of 2 New Species P Entomol Soc Wash 97 22-34

A review of the North American species of Megarcys Klapalek (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 103 409-427

A review of the stoneflies of Colorado with description of a new species of Capnia (Plecoptera) T Am Entomol Soc 128 385-401

A review of the western North American genus Triznaka (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 110 345-362

Additions to the stoneflies (Plecoptera) of Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA Entomol News 117 461-463

Additions, Taxonomic Corrections, and Faunal Affinities of the Stoneflies (Plecoptera) of Virginia, USA P Entomol Soc Wash 89 24-30

Alloperla lenati, a new species of stonefly from North Carolina (Plecoptera) Ann Entomol Soc Am 97 361-363

Ameletus janetae, a new species of mayfly (Ephemeroptera: Ameletidae) from West Virginia Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 112 526-529

An annotated list of the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA T Am Entomol Soc 131 159-187

Annotated list of the stoneflies (Plecoptera) of western Nebraska, USA J Kansas Entomol Soc 69 191-198

Aquatic insects (Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Trichoptera, Diptera) of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site on the Great Plains of Colorado Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 83 322-331

Aquatic insects of a High Plains spring J Kansas Entomol Soc 75 163-171

At last, a Pennsylvanian stem-stonefly (Plecoptera) discovered BioMedCentral Evolutionary Biology 11 248.1-12

Benthos recovery after an episodic sediment release into a Colorado Rocky Mountain River West N Am Naturalist 62 59-72

Chemical and biological characteristics of desert rock pools in intermittent streams of Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Great Basin Nat 58 250-264

Colorado Haliplidae (Coleoptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 78 41-70

Confirmation of the pygmy snowfly, Allocapnia pygmaea (Burmeister) (Plecoptera) Entomol News 114 289-290

Contribution to the biology and systematics of Ephemerella alleni (Ephemeroptera) Pan-Pac Entomol 79 207-211

Description of Adults of Baetis-Magnus, (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) Entomol News 104 227-232

Description of Adults of Baetis-Notos (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae) Entomol News 106 71-74

Description of adults of Labiobaetis apache (Ephemeroptera) Entomol News 108 97-101

Description of Male Ostrocerca Ricker (Plecoptera, Nemouridae) Using the Scanning Electron-Microscope P Entomol Soc Wash 91 257-268

Description of the adults of Maccaffertium lenati (Ephemeroptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 108 995-997

Description of the female of Capnia arapahoe (Plecoptera: Capniidae) Entomological News 121 281-283

Descriptions of the Nymphs of Eastern North American Species of Cultus (Plecoptera) Entomol Am 115 109-114

Diversity and distribution of mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and caddisflies (Trichoptera) of teh South Platte River Basin, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming, 1873-2010 US Geological Survey Data Series 606 257

Earthworm abundance and species composition in organic forage production systems of Northern Colorado receiving different soil amendments Applied Soil Ecology 48 219-226

Effect of Cattle Grazing on the Density and Species of Grasshoppers (Orthoptera, Acrididae) of the Central Plains Experimental Range, Colorado - a Reassessment after 2 Decades J Kansas Entomol Soc 64 337-343

Effects of a Methamidophos Application on Pasimachus-Elongatus Leconte (Coleoptera, Carabidae) J Kansas Entomol Soc 65 151-156

Effects of fire disturbance on grasshopper (Orthoptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 79 12-Feb

Emergence of Chironomidae (Diptera) from a Delta-Swamp Receiving Thermal Effluent Hydrobiologia 174 67-77

Energy flow through macroinvertebrates in a polluted plains stream J N Am Benthol Soc 21 660-675

Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Megaloptera, and Trichoptera of Great Smoky Mountains National Park Southeast Nat 6 159-174

Epiproct and dorsal process structure in Allocapnia forbesi Frison, Apygmaea (Burmeister), and A rickeri Frison species groups (Plecoptera: Capniidae), and inclusion of A minima (Newport) in a new species group Illiesia 8 45-77

Evaluation of hymenopterous biological control agents of the alfalfa weevil larvae Hypera postica (Coleoptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 69 326-336

Functional trait niches of North American lotic insects J N Am Benthol Soc 25 730-755

Geographic range extension to Wyoming, USA, for Paraleptophlebia praepedita (Eaton, 1884) (Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) Checklist 8 829-831

Geographic range extension to Wyoming, USA, for Paraleptophlebia praepedita (Eaton, 1884) (Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae) Checklist 8 829-831

Host Status of the Apple Maggot (Diptera, Tephritidae) in Colorado J Econ Entomol 82 886-890

Inconeuria chimu, a new stonefly from Peru (Plecoptera) Pan-Pac Entomol 79 182-184

Insects Associated with Quinoa, Chenopodium-Quinoa, in Colorado J Kansas Entomol Soc 63 195-199

Larvae of eight eastern Nearctic Alloperla species (Plecoptera: Chloroperlidae) Illiesia 6 267-276

Larvae of the Nearctic species of the stonefly genus Megarcys Klapalek (Plecoptera: Perlodidae) Illiesia 8 16-36

Leafhopper (Homoptera, Cicadellidae) Species Composition of Western Colorado Commercial Peach Orchards Southwest Entomol 18 203-211

Life cycle of the net-spinning caddisfly, Cheumatopsyche analis (Banks) (Trichoptera) West N Am Naturalist 64 497-502

Life history and food habits of Isoperla quinqepunctata (Banks) (Plecoptera: Perlodidae) from a spring source and Willow Creek in the Piceance Basin, Colorado Illiesia 8 125-133

Longitudinal changes in benthic organic matter and macroinvertebrates in a polluted Colorado plains stream Hydrobiologia 411 191-209

Longitudinal changes in macroinvertebrate production in a stream affected by urban and agricultural activities Arch Hydrobiol 157 483-503

Macroinvertebrate community structure of three prairie streams J Kansas Entomol Soc 72 402-425

Malenka murvoshi, a new species of stonefly from the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) Illiesia 6 113-117

Natural history of the Colorado Great Sand Dunes tiger beetle, Cicindela theatina rotger T Am Entomol Soc 129 333-360

Nebraska, USA Entomol News 116 111-112

New Additions to the Inventory of Colorado Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) Entomol News 105 222-227

New Descriptions of Drumming and Evolution of the Behavior in North-American Perlodidae (Plecoptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 61 161-168

New Host and Distributional Records for Rhagoletis in Colorado Diptera, Tephritidae Southwest Entomol 14 147-152

New Nearctic Chloroperlidae (Plecoptera) J New York Entomol S 99 199-203

New records of aquatic Heteroptera for Colorado Entomol News 110 243-245

New species and records of Anacroneuria (Plecoptera) from Ecuador and Paraguay Illiesia 8 78-93

Nomenclatorial Changes in the Xanthopterus Group of the Genus Mydas (Diptera, Mydidae) P Entomol Soc Wash 93 784-785

Notes on Claudioperla tigrina (Klapálek) in Ecudaor (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae) Illiesia 8 141-146

Notes on North American Baetis (Ephemeroptera) Entomol News 110 177-180

Observations of the larval stages of Diceroprocta apache Davis (Homoptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 75 283-289

Perlesta etnieri (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 104 51-55

Pictetiella lechleitneri (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 106 747-750

Preliminary Checklist of the Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of Alabama Entomol News 97 230-236

Resistance to permethrin in Culex tarsalis in northeastern Colorado J Am Mosquito Contr 24 281-288

Review of the Genus Mydas (Diptera, Mydidae) - the Xanthopterus Group of Southwestern United-States and Mexico Ann Entomol Soc Am 83 142-148

Review of the Mydid genus Opomydas Curran (Diptera) Ann Entomol Soc Am 89 348-353

Selenium hyperaccumulation reduces plant arthropod loads in the field New Phytol 177 715-724

Stoneflies (Plecoptera) of Mount Rainier National Park, Washington West N Am Naturalist 62 385-404

Studies on Oemopteryx vanduzeea (Claassen, 1937) and a new species in the O vanduzeea species group (Plecoptera) Aquat Insect 31 195-202

Studies on stoneflies (Plecoptera) of Colorado with eastern faunal affinities, including a new state record of the midwestern salmonfly, Pteronarcys pictetii Hagen (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 108 335-340

Studies on stoneflies of North Dakota with the description of a new Perlesta species (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 101 325-331

Studies on the Holarctic subfamily Brachypterainae (Plecoptera) Aquat Insect 31 219-230

Survey of Missouri mayflies with the first description of adults of Stenonema bednariki (Ephemeroptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 70 132-140

Taeniopteryx of Western North-America (Plecoptera, Taeniopterygidae) Pan-Pac Entomol 64 381-390

Taeniopteryx-Burksi (Plecoptera, Taeniopterygidae) in Colorado, with Notes on Aquatic Insects of Plains Streams Entomol News 98 13-16

The Aquatic Insects of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, Sandoval County, New Mexico, Excluding Diptera, with Notes on New State Records J Kansas Entomol Soc 82 250-262

The larvae of Cicindela theatina (Coleoptera) Entomol News 113 163-172

The life cycle of an introduced caddisfly, Cheumatopsyche pettiti (Banks) (Trichoptera) Hydrobiologia 350 81-85

The Life Cycles of Claassenia Sabulosa and Hesperoperla Pacifica (Plecoptera) West N Am Naturalist 68 311-318

The Mantispidae (Neuroptera) of Colorado J Kansas Entomol Soc 64 69-76

The mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Adirondack Park (New York) Transactions of the American Entomological Society 137 63-140

The Mydidae (Diptera) of Costa-Rica Pan-Pac Entomol 67 124-134

The Nemomydas of Southwestern United-States, Mexico, and Central-America (Diptera, Mydidae) P Entomol Soc Wash 92 471-482

The occurrence of Nitidula flavomaculata (Coleoptera) Entomol News 107 233-236

The relationship of macroinvertebrate assemblages to water chemistry in a polluted Colorado plains stream Arch Hydrobiol 145 405-432

The stonefly genus Lednia in North America (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) Illiesia 6 316-328

The tennessee type locality of Allocapnia perplexa and a New Kentucky location for Allocapnia cunninghami (Plecoptera) Entomol News 113 332-335

Three species of insects collected from an adult human corpse above 3300 m in elevation J Forensic Sci 51 1164-1165

Two chloropid flies (Diptera) J Kansas Entomol Soc 68 478-480

Two new Allocapnia from Eastern North America (Plecoptera) Ann Entomol Soc Am 93 1267-1273

Two new genera and four new species of Mydidae (Diptera) from Madagascar Zootaxa 131 14-Jan

Two new species of Amblyderus (Coleoptera) Entomol News 110 137-143

Two new species of Hansonoperla (Plecoptera) Ann Entomol Soc Am 89 501-509

Two new species of Haploperla Navas (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 107 859-863

Two new species of Perlesta (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 110 668-673

Two new species of Perlesta Banks (Plecoptera) P Entomol Soc Wash 105 933-939

Verdone, Chris J, Kondratieff, Boris C., DeWalt, R. E., South, Eric J. , (2017) Studies on the stoneflies of Georgia with the description of a new species of Soyedina Ricker, new state records and an annotated checklist Illiesia 13 3 30-49

Shah, Alisha A., Gill, Brian, Encalada, Andrea C. , Flecker, Alexander S., Funk, W. Chris, Guayasamin, Juan M., Kondratieff, Boris C., Poff, N. LeRoy, Thomas, Steven A., Zamudio, Kelly R., Ghalambor, Cameron K., (2017) Climate variability predicts thermal limits of aquatic insects across elevation and latitude Functional Ecology 31 11 2118-2127

Abdel-Dayem, M. S., Fad, H. H. , El-Torkey, A. M., Elgharbawy, A. A., Aldryhim, Y. N., Kondratieff, B. C. , Al Ansi, A. N., Aldhafer, H. M., (2017) The beetle fauna (Insecta, Coleoptera) of the Rawdhat Khorim National Park, Central Saudi Arabia Zookeys 653 1-78

Verdone, C. J. , (2016) A new species of Isoperla Banks (Plecoptera: Perlodidae) from the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia & West Virginia, U.S.A. Illiesia 12 13 74-85

Gill, Brian, Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Casner, Kayce L, Encalada, Andrea C, Flecker, Alexander S, Gannon, Dustin G, Ghalambor, Cameron K, Guayasamin, Juan M, Poff, N. LeRoy, Simmons, Mark, Thomas, Steven A, Zamudio, Kelly R, Funk, William Christopher, (2016) Cryptic species diversity reveals biogeographic support for the 'mountain passes are higher in the tropics' hypothesis Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 283 20160553

Stark, B. P. , (2016) Distribution of the Smoky Willowfly, Bolotoperla rossi (Frison) (Plecoptera: Taeniopterygidae: Brachypterainae) in Eastern North America Illiesia 12 3 15-20

Lessmann, Janeth, Guayasamin, Juan M, Casner, Kayce L, Flecker, Alexander S, Funk, William Christopher, Ghalambor, Cameron K, Gill, Brian, Jacome-Negrete, Ivan, Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Poff, N LeRoy, (2016) Freshwater vertebrate and invertebrate diversity patterns in an Andean-Amazon basin: implications for conservation efforts Neotropical Biodiversity 2 1 99-114

Zhou, Xin, Frandsen, Paul B., Holzenthal, Ralph W., Beet, Clare R., Bennett, Kristi R., Blahnik, Roger J., Bonada, Núria, Cartwright, David, Chuluunbat, Suvdtsetseg, Cocks, Graeme V., Collins, Gemma E., deWaard, Jeremy, Dean, John, Flint, Oliver S., Hausmann, Axel, Hendrich, Lars, Hess, Monika, Hogg, Ian D., Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Malicky, Hans, Milton, Megan A., Morinière, Jérome, Morse, John C., Mwangi, Francois Ngera, Pauls, Steffen U., Gonzalez, María Razo, Rinne, Aki, Robinson, Jason L., Salokannel, Juha, Shackleton, Michael, Smith, Brian, Stamatakis, Alexandros, StClair, Ros, Thomas, Jessica A., Zamora-Munoz, Carmen, Ziesmann, Tanja, Kjer, Karl M., (2016) The Trichoptera barcode initiative: a strategy for generating a species-level Tree of Life Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 371 1702

Cui, Y., Bethoux, O., Kondratieff, B. C., Shih, C., Ren, D., (2016) The first fossil salmonfly (Insecta: Plecoptera: Pteronarcyidae), back to the Middle Jurassic BMC Evolutionary Biology 16

Gill, B. A., (2016) Cryptic species diversity reveals biogeographic support for the 'mountain passes are higher in teh tropics hypothesis Proceedings of the Royal Society 283 1-9

Harrington, R. A., Poff, N. L., Kondratieff, B. C., (2015) Aquatic insect ß-diversity is not dependent on elevation in southern Rocky streams Freshwater Biology 1-11

Gill, B. A., Sandberg, J. B., Kondratieff, B C., (2015) . Evaluation of the morphological species concepts of 16 western Nearctic Isoperla species (Plecoptera: Perlodidae) and their respective species groups using DNA barcoding Illiesia 11 130-146

Rose, D. A., Kondratieff, B. C., Weissmann, M. J., (2015) New state records of mosquitoes for Colorado Journal of the American mosquito Control Association 31 2 135-138

Szczytko, S. W., Kondratieff, B C., (2015) Photographic atlas of the eastern Nearctic Isoperlinae (Plecoptyera: Perlodidae) species Illiesia Monograph 2 1-124

Stark, B. P., Kondratieff, B. C., Verdone, C., (2015) Kathroperla siskiyou, a new stonefly species from southern Oregon, U.S.A. (Plecoptera: Chlorperlidae) Illiesia 11 92-103

Sandberg, J. B. , Kondratieff, B. C., Verdone, C., (2015) Descriptions of the adult male and female genitalia of the genus Osobenus Ricker (Plecoptera: Perlodidae). Illiesia 11: 1-7. Illiesia 11 1-7

Stark, Bill P, Kondratieff, Boris C, Gill, Brian A, Verdone, Chris J, Harrison, Audrey B, (2015) Sierraperla Jewett, 1954, (Plecoptera: Peltoperlidae), distribution, egg morphology and description of a new species Illiesia 11 2 8-22

Gill, Brian A, Kondratieff, Boris C, Stark, Bill P, Sandberg, John B, (2015) THE BANDED-WING MOSELIA INFUSCATA (CLAASSEN) PHENOTYPE FROM CALIFORNIA AND OREGON, U.S.A. (PLECOPTERA: LEUCTRIDAE) Zootaxa 3911 4 593-597

Szczytko, Stanley W, Kondratieff, Boris C, (2015) A Review of the Eastern Nearctic Isoperlinae (Plecoptera: Perlodidae) with the Description of Twenty-two New Species Illiesia 1 1-289

DeWalt, Edward R, Kondratieff, Boris C, Sandberg, John B, (2014) " Order Plecoptera" Academic Press, Elsevier I 4th 933-949

Béthoux, O, Kondratieff, Boris C, Grimsson, Fridgeir, Olafsson, Erling, Wappler, Torsten, (2014) Character-state-based taxa erected to accommodate fossil and extant needle stoneflies (Leuctridae-Leuctrida tax n.) and close relatives Systematic Entomology DOI: 10.111/syen.12102 1-20

Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Cranshaw, Whitney S, (2014) Owlflies in Colorado (Neuroptera: Ascalaphidae) Entomological News 123 5 393-394

Bright, Donald E, Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Norton, Andrew P, (2013) First record of the splendid tamarisk weevil, Coniatus splendidulus (F.)(Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Hyperinae), in Colorado, USA The Coleopterists Bulletin 67 3 302–303

Strong, A C, Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Doyle, M S, Black IV, William C, (2008) "Resistance to permethrin in Culex tarsalis in northeastern Colorado" Journal of American Mosquito Contr.

Galeas, M L, Klamper, E M, Bennett, L E, Freeman, J L, Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Quinn, C F, Pilon-Smits, Elizabeth AH, (2008) Selenium hyperaccumulation reduces plant arthropod loads in the field. The New phytologist 177 3 715-24

Bestgen, Kevin R, Kondratieff, Boris Carl, Miller, Mr Clint, (1996) Fishes, Macroinvertebrates, and Habitat of South Boulder Creek, Colorado, within City of Boulder Open Space Property Final report, January 31