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 
 Odonata
Dragonflies and Damselflies
 Bivalvia
Clams and Mussels
 Gastropoda                        
Snails
 Coleoptera
Beetles and True bugs
Get to know BMI's with CI Cast of Characters and BMI portal.
                                   

             Cast of Characters slide show

Click-here for the SOS-BMI field guide and Here to practivce your
identification skills. 
 Megaloptera
Fishflies and Alderfiles
 Diptera
True flies
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