Sunday, April 3, 2016
A Montana Sampler: Lots of New Insects to ID
It was a very nice trip. The fishing was great, the scenery was -- well, have a look at that photo! -- and I found a lot of new insects, all of which I have to ID. That will take me awhile, so this is a "taste" of what's to come.
1. My favorite -- a new species of Isogenoides (Perlodid stonefly).
A real beauty.
2. A second Perlodid stonefly, a Skwala. We saw the nymphs and the adults. The rivers around Missoula are famous for the Skwala hatch at this time of year. I was there to fish the "Skwala hatch".
3. Another Perlodid, an Isoperla this time. The "Yellow Sally" hatch can't be far away.
4. And a final Perlodid stonefly, a very young Kogotus.
5. Mayfly number 1 -- a Western Ameletus. I'll ID this one in my next entry: it's A. oregonensis.
6. A new Cinygmula flathead.
7. A second Heptageniidae, this one a Rhithrogena.
8. And one little caddisfly larva, one that we've seen before (see 5/1/14), Dicosmoecus gilvipes, the "October Caddis".
Fun, fun, fun. Sure love finding new things.