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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.

Pycnopsyche (Great Autumn Brown Sedges) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

This caddisfly was collected from Mystery Creek #62 in New York on April 1st, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 3rd, 2007.

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good Trichoptera key
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Posted by Earlfishman on Apr 11, 2007
Last reply on Apr 17, 2007 by GONZO
Find a used copy of Wiggin's "trichoptera larvae of north america" or some similar title. It is the best guide to get to genus for all the caddis you may run across
Possibly Pycnopsyche
Posted by GONZO on Apr 3, 2007
Last reply on Apr 3, 2007 by GONZO
Based on the case and the size, I'd tenatively guess Pycnopsyche. But someone else may have a way to key the larva.

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