My Fall 2016 Freshwater Ecology class surveyed the benthic macroinvertebrates of the Tuolumne River watershed, including sites on the lower Tuolumne River, the Red Hills, streams of the North Fork of the Tuolumne River, and Bell Creek. Each student took photos and prepared a short description for one taxon. Future classes will expand upon this work to document the aquatic invertebrate biodiversity of the watershed. Click on each taxon name for more information.

Ephemeroptera- Mayflies
Ameletidae
Baetidae
Heptageniidae
Leptohyphidae
Leptophlebiidae

Plecoptera- Stoneflies
Perlidae

Trichoptera- Caddisflies
Apataniidae
Helicopsychidae
Hydropsychidae
Philopotamidae

Diptera- Flies
Chironomidae
Dixidae
Simuliidae
Tipulidae

Odonata- Dragonflies and Damselflies
Aeshnidae
Coenagrionidae
Libellulidae

Coleoptera- Beetles
Psephenidae

Hemiptera- Bugs
Hebridae
Notenectidae

Lepidoptera- Moths
Crambidae

Non-Insects
Platyhelminthes- flatworms
Gastropoda- snails
Bilavlia- mussels
Amphipoda- scuds