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 fact 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 *
 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.
* rare                                                                                                                                  
Mayflies Stoneflies Caddisflies Beetles Fisflies and Alderflies Snails Clams and Mussels Flatworms Jellyfish Crayfish, Scuds, and Sowbugs Mayflies

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