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Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddisflies
May 15 - May 26
Instructor: Dr. John Morse
Natural 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 sport fishing. Insects will be collected from mountain stream habitats, and identifications will be done in the laboratory.
Pre-requisites:Students are expected to have prior training in zoology, but not necessarily entomology