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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.

Updates from October 5, 2011

Closeup insects by Bnewell from the Touchet River in Washington

Male Paraleptophlebia bicornuta (Large Slate-Winged Mahogany Dun) Mayfly Dun
You wonder sometimes how certain insects get their common names. This one is called the 'mahogany dun' for some unknown reason.
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