Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in North Carolina

June 26
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Lepidostomatidae (lepidostomatid caddisflies)

What: Intensive two-week course with opportunity to take taxonomic certification exams.
When: Course runs June 15–26; Taxonomic Certification Program exams will be offered on June 26.
Where: Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina (map below).

John Morse, Ph.D., of Clemson University will teach Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddisflies on June 15-26. The course will cover history and taxonomy of mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and caddisflies (Trichoptera), including systematics, ecology, and behavior of larvae and adults, with emphasis on those aspects important in ecological studies, biological monitoring of water quality, and sports fishing. Insects will be collected from diverse mountain stream habitats, and identifications will be performed in the laboratory.

More course information and registration can be found at

Exam Opportunities

Students may opt to take the Society for Freshwater Science’s Taxonomic Certification exam of eastern EPT to genus at the end of the course (June 26).

If you would like to take an exam at this event, please fill out the Taxonomic Certification Exam Interest Form*. For more information, visit the Schedule an Exam page.

* This link may be blocked by some firewalls. If you cannot reach it, please email to register.

Highlands Biological Station
  • Michael Broomall
  • Phone:
    610-268-2153, ext. 233
  • Email: