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Macroinvertebrates home

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Steven's Brook (LCD_StvBrk_574)

These are the eight most common macroinvertebrates identified from samples from Steven's Brook.

Click on images to zoom in. 

[Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Dip/chironomidae.htm] [Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Dip/simuliidae.htm] [Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Eph/baetidae_baetis.htm] [Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Trich/hydropsychidae_cheumatopsyche.htm]
[Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Trich/glossosomatidae.htm] [Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Trich/hydropsychidae.htm] [Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Coleop/elmidae_optioservus.htm] [Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Trich/hydropsychidae_hydropsyche.htm]
[Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Coleop/elmidae_stenelmis.htm]

PHYLUM: Annelida
CLASS: Oligochaeta

Aquatic earthworms lack legs and are characterized by having 20 or more segments. Unlike leeches, they lack a suction disk.

[Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Dip/dipteranpupae.htm] [Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Trich/hydropsychidae_ceratopsyche.htm]
[Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Plec/leuctridae_leuctra.htm] [Bug_templates/Arthro./Insecta/Trich/brachycentrus.htm]

The images are not a substitute for keying, but should serve as an aid in identifying common macroinvertebrates in samples.

Feedback - Partner schools: send us specimens not included above.  Taxonomists: click to email: Declan McCabe
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