Services Offered

Freshwater Benthic Services, Inc. offers taxonomic identification of benthic macroinvertebrates from streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and wetlands. Major groups for which taxonomic services are offered include:

  • Annelida: Oligochaeta; Naididae (Naidinae and Tubificinae) (worms), Hirudinea (leeches)
  • Malacostraca: Isopoda, Amphipoda, Decapoda (crayfish)
  • Hydracarina: (water mites)
  • Insecta: Ephemeroptera (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies), Odonata (dragonflies), Hemiptera (true bugs), Megaloptera, Trichoptera (caddisflies), Coleoptera (beetles), Chironomidae (non-biting midges), Simuliidae (blackflies), and miscellaneous other Diptera families
  • Mollusca: Gastropoda (snails) and Pelecypoda (clams). No services offered for Unionidae.

Construction of reference/vouchure collections offered.

Sorting of invertebrates from sample debris is also offered on a limited basis.