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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.

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Brachycentrus americanus (American Grannom) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

Both the genus ID (Merritt & Cummins) and species ID (Flint 1984) are pretty confident for this larva, a nice example of a common western caddisfly. It was by far the most abundant insect in my kicknet sample on this trip, and many of the rocks in the fast riffle where I sampled had dozens of these larvae clinging on.

This caddisfly was collected from the Dosewallips River in Washington on July 6th, 2020 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 12th, 2020.

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Brachycentrus americanus (American Grannom) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

Collection details
Location: Dosewallips River, Washington
Date: July 6th, 2020
Added to site: July 12th, 2020
Author: Troutnut
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