Insects

From beautiful to blood-sucking to bait, here's a guide to the insects in southwest Montana.

Insect Field Guide

the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance
As the summer sun beats down, everyone knows to apply sunscreen and drink plenty of water—but what about parasites? Those nasty little bloodsuckers are out there, waiting to use your body (and your dog's!) to fuel their own. Read more >>
With Park splendor, recreational fun, wildlife sightings, and a spectacular summer sunset practically guaranteed daily, it's hard to ask for a fuller day in Gardiner. With a little planning, you don't have to.Butterfly Countnaba.org Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Anglers know, of all bug hatches hatched,There is one, in particular, that cannot be matchedSometime in June, once the sun warms the eddies,The Madison fills with wild, colorful BettiesNo two alike, these nymphs flitter and flutter, Read more >>
Williamson, Sid
The rise is a curious one. Devoid of all precision and subtlety, the violent splash is trailed by a vacuum, capturing the surface tension in a brief and distinct whirlpool. It reminds you of caddis, but the hydrodynamic aftermath tells you something wholly different is at work. Read more >>
Japhe, Brad
There is something highly inconsiderate about creatures whose sole impulse is to suck your blood. We hear about them every day and we rarely hold them in high regard: vampires, lawyers, salespeople. Read more >>
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