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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.

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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Psychodidae True Fly Larva Pictures

This wild-looking little thing completely puzzled me. At first I was thinking beetle or month larva, until I got a look at the pictures on the computer screen. I made a couple of incorrect guesses before entomologist Greg Courtney pointed me in the right direction with Psychodidae. He suggested a possible genus of Thornburghiella, but could not rule out some other members of the tribe Pericomini.

Ventral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
Lateral view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
Artistic view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
Dorsal view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington
Ruler view of a Psychodidae True Fly Larva from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.

This true fly was collected from Mystery Creek #308 in Washington on April 23rd, 2023 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 2nd, 2023.


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Psychodidae True Fly Larva Pictures

Collection details
Location: Mystery Creek #308, Washington
Date: April 23rd, 2023
Added to site: May 2nd, 2023
Author: Troutnut
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