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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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Female Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult Pictures

This midge and several like it, including a male I also photographed, hatched from larvae which were living in some fine mud I'm using as substrate in my bug-rearing aquarium. This one flew away before I could photograph it on the ruler, but it would have measured slightly smaller than the male.

Female Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Female Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Lateral view of a Female Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Female Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
Dorsal view of a Female Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult from Mystery Creek #62 in New York

This true fly was collected from Mystery Creek #62 in New York on April 10th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 10th, 2007.


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Female Chironomidae (Midge) True Fly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Mystery Creek #62, New York
Date: April 10th, 2007
Added to site: April 10th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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