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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.

Dorsal view of a Skwala (Perlodidae) (Large Springfly) Stonefly Nymph from the Yakima River in Washington
This Skwala nymph still has a couple months left to go before hatching, but it's still a good representative of its species, which was extremely abundant in my sample for a stonefly of this size. It's obvious why the Yakima is known for its Skwala hatch.
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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Psephenus (Water Penny) Beetle Larva Pictures

Dorsal view of a Psephenus (Psephenidae) (Water Penny) Beetle Larva from Cascadilla Creek in New York
Psephenus (Psephenidae) (Water Penny) Beetle Larva from Cascadilla Creek in New York
Ventral view of a Psephenus (Psephenidae) (Water Penny) Beetle Larva from Cascadilla Creek in New York

This beetle was collected from Cascadilla Creek in New York on March 13th, 2005 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 5th, 2006.

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Posted by Okeydokey01 on Apr 29, 2008
Last reply on Apr 29, 2008 by Taxon
what do the water pennies eat?
bye bye
Posted by Okeydokey01 on Apr 29, 2008
Last reply on Apr 29, 2008 by Okeydokey01
I be leaving now if you get the answer put it on your page please!

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Psephenus (Water Penny) Beetle Larva Pictures

Collection details
Location: Cascadilla Creek, New York
Date: March 13th, 2005
Added to site: April 5th, 2006
Author: Troutnut
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