SPECIES ID / Invertebrates

Insects

True Flies

  • Over 17,000 species in North America, most terrestrial
  • 3500 species in 29 families are aquatic

Larvae

  • Elongate and soft-bodied
  • No segmented legs or wing pads
  • Head may be a hardened capsule or reduced to just mouth parts

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Primary Information Source:
Voshell, J. Reese. 2002. A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company. Blacksburg, Virginia.