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Hex Mayflies
Hexagenia limbata

The famous nocturnal Hex hatch of the Midwest (and a few other lucky locations) stirs to the surface mythically large Brown Trout that only touch streamers for the rest of the year.

Male Serratella micheneri (Little Dark Hendrickson) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

This specimen has tarsal claws with 7 denticles and tubercles on abdominal segments 4-7 only. It keys to Serratella micheneri, as do some other specimens from the same collection that lacked the dorsal stripe.

This mayfly was collected from Mystery Creek #199 in Washington on July 28th, 2019 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 30th, 2019.

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Ephemerella tibialis
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Posted by Millcreek on Dec 24, 2019
Last reply on Dec 26, 2019 by Millcreek
This nymph appears to be Ephemerella tibialis formerly known as Serratella tibialis. Check out Allen and Edmunds; http://www.ephemeroptera-galactica.com/pubs/pub_a/puballenr1963p583.pdf

Also check https://bugguide.net/node/view/696565/bgpage and https://bugguide.net/node/view/876178

Edit: Just noticed the other two Serratella micheneri sets of photos. These also appear to be Ephemerella tibialis.

Also spotted these two sets of photos where you identified the same or a similar nymph as Ephemerella tibialis.



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