Wildlife Express: Marvelous mayflies, toothed dragons, constructing caddisflies

Some may think aquatic insects are an outdoor nuisance, but did you know they play an important role in our environment? Some help scientists study the health of our streams and can detect water pollution in advance. They also connect the links in food chains and webs as food for fish, birds, bats, spiders, and other insects.

Learn how to identify aquatic insects that call Idaho home in the April edition of Wildlife Express.

Wildlife Express is an Idaho Fish and Game monthly publication about wildlife species and subjects. To read past editions, visit https://idfg.idaho.gov/education/wildlife-express.