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Lateral view of a Female Hexagenia limbata (Ephemeridae) (Hex) Mayfly Dun from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
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.

Lateral view of a Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva Pictures

I don't see a lot of green Chironomidae larvae in my samples, so I photographed this one.

Lateral view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Dorsal view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Ventral view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington
Ruler view of a Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.

This true fly was collected from Mystery Creek #249 in Washington on July 4th, 2020 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 12th, 2020.


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Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Larva Pictures

Collection details
Location: Mystery Creek #249, Washington
Date: July 4th, 2020
Added to site: July 12th, 2020
Author: Troutnut
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