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Forests A
Forests B
Cleared Hills and Coastal Plains
Murray and Western Plains
 
 
The following images are representatives of each key family for the Highlands region as listed in the Victorian EPA Biological Objectives for Rivers and Streams. The preferred environmental conditions are indicated by the side graphics. See Legend >>
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Acarina
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Amphipoda Eusiridae
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Amphipoda Neoniphargidae
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Coleoptera Elmidae
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Coleoptera Elmidae
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Coleoptera Psephenidae
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Coleoptera Psephenidae
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Coleoptera Scirtidae
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Diptera Blephariceridae
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Diptera Ceratopogonidae
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Diptera Chironomidae Aphroteniinae
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Diptera Chironomidae Chironominae
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Diptera Chironomidae Orthocladiinae
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Diptera Chironomidae Tanypodinae
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Diptera Dixidae
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Diptera Simuliidae
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Diptera Tipulidae
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Ephemeroptera Baetidae
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Ephemeroptera Coloburiscidae
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Ephemeroptera Leptophlebiidae
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Ephemeroptera Siphlonuridae
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Mecoptera Nannochoristidae
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Odonata Aeshnidae
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Oligochaeta
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Plecoptera Austroperlidae
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Plecoptera Eustheniidae
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Plecoptera Gripopterygidae
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Plecoptera Notonemouridae
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Trichoptera Calocidae
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Trichoptera Conoesucidae
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Trichoptera Helicophidae
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Trichoptera Hydrobiosidae
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Trichoptera Hydropsychidae
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Trichoptera Hydroptilidae
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Trichoptera Leptoceridae
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Trichoptera Limnephilidae
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TrichopteraPhilopotamidae
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Trichoptera Philorheithridae
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Tricladida Dugesiidae
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Information sources:
Chessman, B.C. (2003) New sensitivity grades fro Australian river macroinvertebrates.
Marine and Freshwater Research 54:95-103
Gooderham, J. & Tsyrlin, E. (2002) The Waterbug Book: A guide to the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates
of Temperate Australia. CSIRO Publishing: Australia
Hawking, J.H., Smith, L.M. and Le Busque, K. (2006 onwards) Identification and Ecology of Australian
Freshwater Invertebrates. www.mdfrc.org.au/bugguide
Hawking, J.H. and Smith, F.J. (1997) Colour guide to invertebrates of Australian inland waters.
Identification Guide No. 8, Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology: Albury
Merrit, R.W. and Cummins, K.W. (editors) (1978) An introduction to the aquatic insects of North America.
3rd edn, Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co., USA
Metzeling, L., Wells, F., Newall P., Tiller, D., Reed, J. (2004) Biological objectives for rivers and streams
– ecosystem protection. EPA Victoria Information Bulletin: Publication 793.2 http://epanote2.epa.vic.gov.au/EPA/publications.nsf/2f1c2625731746aa4a256ce90001cbb5/ 4fa9dfa7026c2312ca256b19000e8bc9/$FILE/793.2.pdf
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