BMI's

Click the links to learn about benthic macroinvertebrate (BMI) groups found in West Virginia streams.
Click-Here for more detailed information.
 
 Insect groups  Non-insect groups Benthic Envirofact sheet 
Ephemeroptera
Mayflies
Crustacea 
Crayfish, Scuds and
Sowbugs
 Enviro Factsheet
 Plecoptera
Stoneflies
 Annelida
Worms and Leeches
Hydracarina
                       
           
           
                                                           
Water mite
 Trichoptera
Caddisflies
 Turbellaria
Flatworms
 Jellyfish and other Metazoa
           
                                   
           
                                   
Jellyfish RARE
 Odonata
Dragonflies and Damselflies
 Bivalvia
Clams and Mussels
 Gastropoda                        
Snails
 Coleoptera
Beetles and True bugs
Get to know your BMI's with Cacapon Institute's
Cast of Characters slide show and BMI portal.
                                   

             Cast of Characters slide show

Click-Here for the BMI field guide
 Megaloptera
Fishflies and Alderfiles
 Diptera
True flies
WV Save Our Streams benthic Illustrations are courtesy of the Cacapon Institute and
artist Jennifer Gillies.
                                                                                                                  
Mayflies Stoneflies Caddisflies Beetles Fisflies and Alderflies Snails Clams and Mussels Flatworms Jellyfish Crayfish, Scuds, and Sowbugs Mayflies