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Crystal Maier

Collections Manager, Insects

Gantz Family Collections Center
Collection Management
Evolutionary Biology

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Ph.D. in Entomology at University of Kansas, 2016

M.S. in Entomology from Montana State University, 2010

B.S. in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech, 2007



Nearns, E.H. & C.A. Maier. 2016. Onciderini Thomson, 1860 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Lamiinae) types of the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH), with a brief history of the Coleoptera collection. Insecta Mundi. 0494: 1-7. 

Maier, C.A., J.F. Lawrence, and R.A.B. Leschen. 2016. Byrrhidae Latreille, 1804. Pp. 554–560 in Beutel, R. & Leschen, R. (eds.) Handbook of Zoology,  Coleoptera, Beetles: Volume 1: Morphology and Systematics (Archostemata, Adephaga, Myxophaga, Polyphaga). 2nd edition. W. de Gruyter, Berlin.

Čiampor, F., K. Laššová, C.A. Maier, Z. Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, J. Kodada. 2016. Phanoceroides Hinton, 1939: description of new species, morphology of larvae, and revised taxonomic position of the genus (Coleoptera: Elmidae) based on molecular evidence. Zootaxa. 4117(2): 277-288.

Peris, D., C.A. Maier, A. Sanchez-Garcia, X. Declos. 2015. The oldest known riffle beetle (Coleoptera: Elmidae) from Early Cretaceous Spanish amber. Comptes Rendus Palevol 14(3): 181-186.

Gustafson, G.T., C.A. Maier, S.M. Baca, and C.K. Faris. 2014. Rediscovery of Two Uncommonly Collected Aquatic Beetles in Kansas, with Notes on Habitat Preferences of Lutrochus laticeps Casey, 1893 (Coleoptera: Lutrochidae) and Dineutus productus Roberts, 1895 (Coleoptera: Gyrinidae). Coleopterists Bulletin. 68:714-718.

Maier, C.A. & A.E.Z. Short. 2014. Hexanchorus bifurcatus sp. nov., a new tepui riffle beetle (Coleoptera: Elmidae: Larainae) from Tafelberg, Suriname. Zootaxa. 3895:137-43.

Lambert, P., C.A. Maier, & R. Leschen, 2014. A New Species and Lectotype Designations for New Zealand Hydora (Elmidae: Larainae) with a world checklist. New Zealand Entomologist. 38: 38-51.

Maier, C.A. & A.E.Z. Short, 2014. Review of the Lutrochidae (Coleoptera) of the Guianas and Lesser Antilles, with description of four new species. Zootaxa. 3895:58-72.

Gimmel, M.L., C.A. Maier, & W.E. Steiner. 2014. First report of Iccius Champion from Louisiana, with notes on microhabitat (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 87(1): 89-91.

Maier, C.A., 2013. A revision of the Larainae (Coleoptera, Elmidae) of Venezuela, with description of nine new species. Zookeys 329: 33-91.

Maier, C.A. & M.A. Ivie. 2013. Reevaluation of Chalcophora angulicollis (LeConte) and Chalcophora virginiensis (Drury) with a Review and Key to the North American Species of Chalcophora Dejean (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) The Coleopterists Bulletin 47(4):457-469.

Maier, C.A. & A.E.Z. Short, 2013. A revision of the Lutrochidae (Coleoptera) of Venezuela, with description of six new species. Zootaxa 3637: 285-307.

Maier, C.A. & M.A. Ivie, 2013. New Species and Records of Chrysobothris Eschscholtz (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) from Montserrat, Saba, and Anguilla, with a Key to the Chrysobothris thoracica Species-Group in the West Indies. The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(2): 81-88.

Maier, C.A. 2012. Elachistelmis gen. n. (Coleoptera: Elmidae: Elminae) from Suriname, with description of two new species. Zootaxa 3500: 61-69.

Maier, C.A., and P.J. Spangler, 2011. Hypsilara royi gen. n. and sp. n. (Coleoptera, Elmidae, Larainae) from Southern Venezuela, with a revised key to Larainae of the Western Hemisphere. Zookeys 116: 25-36

Maier, C.A., M.A. Ivie, J.B. Johnson, and D.R. Maddison, 2010. A New Northern-most Record for the Family Hydroscaphidae LeConte, with Description of a New Nearctic Species (Coleoptera: Myxophaga). The Coleopterists Bulletin 64(3): 289-302.