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Updates from June 25, 2008

Closeup insects by Bnewell from Yellow Bay Creek and Denali National Park in Montana and Alaska

Ironodes nitidus (Slate Maroon Drake) Mayfly AdultIronodes nitidus (Slate Maroon Drake) Mayfly Adult View 3 PicturesWhile relatively rare in most of western Montana, it is common in several small streams along the east side of Flathead Lake and streams on the south side of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Collected June 25, 2008 from Yellow Bay Creek in Montana
Added to by Bnewell on June 28, 2011
Limnephilus externus (Summer Flier Sedge) Caddisfly NymphLimnephilus externus (Summer Flier Sedge) Caddisfly Nymph View 1 PicturesThis caddis is one of the most abundant caddisflies in temporary ponds of Glacier Park. The larvae build a round case of detritus (Detritus: Small, loose pieces of decaying organic matter underwater.) and dead plant material that can get quite large.
Collected June 25, 2008 from Temporary ponds- Glacier Nat. Park in Alaska
Added to by Bnewell on June 26, 2011

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