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Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

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Female Hydatophylax argus (Giant Cream Pattern-Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

I had some trouble working through the genus key for this one because I'm not great at interpreting caddis wing venation. Fortunately, figure 19.707 in An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America (Fifth Edition) shows the distinctive color pattern of the striking forewings on Hydatophylax argus, which is a perfect match for the pattern as well as venation. As there are no other species in that genus in this area, I can be pretty confident in the species ID.

This caddisfly was collected from the Teal River in Wisconsin on June 11th, 2021 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 12th, 2021.

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Female Hydatophylax argus (Giant Cream Pattern-Wing Sedge) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Teal River, Wisconsin
Date: June 11th, 2021
Added to site: June 12th, 2021
Author: Troutnut
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