Wetland Invertebrate Wildlife

Wetland Environments
Thomas A. Eddy

The following pictures illustrate invertebrate wildlife typical of wetlands in the central United States. Common names are given for each animal along with its classification by order (class or genus). Click on small images to see larger versions.

Crayfish (dorsal)
Decapoda
Crayfish (ventral)
Decapoda
Crayfish (excavation or chimney)
Decapoda
Fairy Shrimp
Anostraca
Zooplankton (various) Leech
Hirudinea (class)
Bryozoa
Bugula (genus)
Mayfly (immature)
Ephemeroptera
Damselfly (immature)
Odonata
Damselfly (adult mating)
Male (top) & female (bottom)
Odonata
Dragonfly (immature)
Odonata
Dragonfly (adult female)
Anax junius, Common Green Darner
Cheyenne Bottoms, KS
Photo by J.S. Aber
Hellgrammite (immature Dobsonfly)
Neuroptera
Whirligig Beetle (immature)
Coleoptera
Whirligig Beetle (aggregation)
Coleoptera
Water Scavenger Beetle (ventral)
Coleoptera
Water Scavenger Beetle (dorsal)
Coleoptera
Predaceous Diving Beetle
Coleoptera
Mosquito (male & female)
Diptera
Mosquito (immature)
Diptera
Mosquito (feeding)
Diptera
Mosquito (wing scales)
Diptera


Kansas School Naturalist


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