Suggested Keys for Citizen Scientists

The following free/inexpensive resources include the taxa that citizen scientists are likely to see and recognize in field-sorted samples.

  • Voshell, J. Reese. 2002. A guide to common freshwater invertebrates of North America. The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Thorp, J.H., and D.C. Rogers (editors). 2010. Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. 1st edition. Academic Press, Cambridge, Massachussetts.
  • Louw, M. et al. 2020. The Atlas of Common Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Eastern North America. Available at

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