In Pursuit of Rocky's Ten Most Interesting Insects

Jul 7, 2018

Butterflies enthuse people, mosquitos exasperate people, several thousand insects go unnoticed, and a few nifty insects catch our attention by serendipity.  The amazing pine sawyer that lands on your shirt sleeve, the beautiful blue pleasing fungus beetle that crawls across the log where you sit, the sweat-bee that pollinates orchids, the robber-fly that prevents pollination, and ants that squeak: such insects tell the stories of life and living in Rocky Mountain National Park.

This field event, rather than getting overwhelmed by the diversity of insects, will concentrate on finding, identifying, and understanding a select few insects with interesting ecological connections.