Melting Glaciers Threaten Rare Western Stonefly

December 7, 2014 2:26 PM

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A rare aquatic insect is being threatened by shrinking glaciers and rising stream temperature at Montana’s Glacier National Park.

The western glacier stonefly (Zapada glacier) The scientific name of the species is the first validly published in 1971 by Baumann & Gaufin but was first discovered in 1963. It lives in a few high mountain streams at Glacier National Park. There are only 25 specimens that exist in museums around the...

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