Aquatic Insects of Michigan
by Ethan Bright, Museum of Zoology Insect Division and School of Natural Resources and Environment
Identification Resources and Keys - Introduction
This part of the site provides users with the resources necessary to identify aquatic insects from our region. It is tentatively organized into two parts:
1) Keys and Diagnostic Tables:
2) Taxonomic Experts:
How to Use This Site
In terms of where to start, obviously this depends on the user's experience with aquatic insects, and a knowledge considerable of entomology and taxonomic terminology. If you are unfamilar with aquatic insects, particularly the immature forms, begin with the order key, and then follow where the dichotomous key takes you. Users more familar with the orders and families of aquatic insects can simply find the appropriate key for the respective taxon using the navigation menu.
Again, this is a work in progress, an enormous task that will take considerable time. Please be patient! I encourage those with taxonomic expertise and time to contribute information, expertise, and organizational or designing skill. Please contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page created: May 29, 2003 (EB) - Last updated: November 06, 2013 (EB)