Aquatic Insects

Below is a list of documented aquatic insects in McCharles Lake:

  • Amphipods
  • Beetles (Crawling water, predaceous diving, riffle, water scavenger)
  • Caddisflies (trumpetnet and tubemaking)
  • Case makers (giant, longhorned, northern)
  • Clams - freshwater (fingernail, pea)
  • Clubtails
  • Damselflies (narrowwinged)
  • Earthworms (aquatic)
  • Long legged flies (aquatic)
  • Mayflies (flathead)
  • Midges
  • Midges (biting)
  • Moths
  • Spinny Crawlers
  • Snails (left opening, lymnaied, physid, planorbid, right opening, sunken)
  • Squaregills (small)
  • Water boatman
  • Water mites

For more information about, and pictures of, macro invertebrates (aquatic insects), please visit the Aquatic Insects Information section of our website.