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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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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Male Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult Pictures

This specimen unfortunately was blown away by the wind mid-way through the photographs, so I wasn't able to preserve it for an ID or get some of the other angles.

Ruler view of a Male Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Green Lake Outlet in Idaho The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Ventral view of a Male Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Green Lake Outlet in Idaho
Lateral view of a Male Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Green Lake Outlet in Idaho
Male Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult from Green Lake Outlet in Idaho

This stonefly was collected from Green Lake Outlet in Idaho on August 4th, 2020 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 19th, 2020.


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Male Chloroperlidae (Sallfly) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Green Lake Outlet, Idaho
Date: August 4th, 2020
Added to site: August 19th, 2020
Author: Troutnut
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