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Biotic Index and Feeding Type Calculations

Family BI =

∑ Abundance x Tolerance Values
Total Abundance

Mayflies
Family
Baetiscidae
Ephemeridae
Potomanthidae
Polymitarcyidae
Neoephemeridae
Caenidae
Ephemerellidae
Tricorythidae
Leptophlebiidae
Oligoneuridae
Heptageniidae
Metretopodidae
Siphlonuridae
Baetidae

BI value
3.0
4.0
4.0
2.0
2.0
7.0
1.0
4.0
2.0
2.0
4.0
2.0
7.0
4.0

General Feeding type
Scraper
Collector (gatherer)
Collector (gatherer)
Collector (gatherer)
Collector (gatherer)
Collector (gatherer)
Collector (gatherer)
Collector (gatherer)
Shredder
Collector (filterer)
Scraper
Predator
Scraper
Scraper

Stoneflies
Family
Nemouridae
Taeniopterygidae
Capniidae
Leuctridae
Pteronarcyidae
Peltoperlidae
Perlodidae
Chloroperlidae
Perlidae

BI Value
2.0
2.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
2.0
2.0
1.0
2.0

General Feeding type
Shredder (Collector)
Generally a Shredder
Shredder
Shredder
Shredder/Scraper
Shredder
Collector/Predator
Predator/Collector
Predator

Caddisflies
Family
Hydropsychidae
Philopotamidae
Polycentropodidae
Psychomyiidae
Glossosomatidae
Hydroptilidae
Rhyacophilidae
Brachycentridae
Lepidostomatidae
Limnephilidae
Phryganeidae
Beraeidae
Calamoceratidae
Helicopsychidae
Leptoceridae
Molannidae
Odontoceridae
Sericostomatidae

BI Value
4.0
3.0
6.0
2.0
0.0
4.0
0.0
1.0
1.0
4.0
4.0
1.0
3.0
4.0
6.0
0.0
3.0

General Feeding type
Collector (filterer)
Collector (filterer)
Collector/Shredder
Collector (gatherer)
Sraper/Collector
Piercer/Scraper
Predator/Scraper
Collector (filterer)
Shredder
Scraper/Shredder
Shredder
Collector (gatherer)
Shredder
Scraper
Shredder/Collector
Scraper/Predator
Collector (gatherer)
Shredder/Collector

From "Introduction to Taxonomy & Ecology of EPT" (NCSU Workshop, Funded by NCDENR & EPA 319)

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Funded by NCDENR & EPA 319) 7 . From "Introduction to Taxonomy & Ecology of EPT" (NCSU Workshop.Biotic Index Worksheet Family Identifications Mayflies Abundance Values Biotic Index Values Abundance x BI = Stoneflies Abundance Values Biotic Index Values Abundance x BI = Caddisflies Abundance Values Biotic Index Values Abundance x BI = ∑= Total Abundance1 = ∑ Abundance x Tol. Values 1 / Total Abundance Biotic Index Value = Use this number when calculating the functional feeding groups also.

Percent Composition of Functional Feeding Group Worksheets Family Identifications Mayflies Total General Abundance Feeding Type Stoneflies Caddisflies From "Introduction to Taxonomy & Ecology of EPT" (NCSU Workshop. Funded by NCDENR & EPA 319) 8 .

Funded by NCDENR & EPA 319) 9 .Site 1: Functional Feeding Groups Total % Composition Abundance by (abundance by group feeding group / total density) Total Shredders Total Scrapers Total Collectors (filtering) Total Collectors (gatherers) Total Predators Site 2: Functional Feeding Groups Total % Composition Abundance by (abundance by group feeding group / total density) Total Shredders Total Scrapers Total Collectors (filtering) Total Collectors (gatherers) Total Predators Site 3: Functional Feeding Groups Total % Composition Abundance by (abundance by group feeding group / total density) Total Shredders Total Scrapers Total Collectors (filtering) Total Collectors (gatherers) Total Predators From "Introduction to Taxonomy & Ecology of EPT" (NCSU Workshop.