Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bearmouth Bluet Convention

The Bearmouth Rest Area on I-90 east of Missoula is another of our favorite highway stops. We stopped her this year on 7 July. This elaborate facility includes a small lake and a path to the East Fork of the Clark River. In previous years we listed Western Wood-Pewees, Western Tanagers, and Barrow’s Goldeneyes. This year we stumbled into a bluet convention—all, unfortunately, unidentifiable for amateur entomologists. Species identity depends on microscopic examination of their tail-ends.

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