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