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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.

Ventral view of a Hydropsyche (Hydropsychidae) (Spotted Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
With a bit of help from the microscope, this specimen keys clearly and unsurprisingly to Hydropsyche.
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 Paragnetina (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Artistic view of a Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Lateral view of a Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Dorsal view of a Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Ventral view of a Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Ruler view of a Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York
Female Paragnetina (Perlidae) (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult from Aquarium in New York

This stonefly was collected from Aquarium in New York on May 6th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on May 18th, 2007.

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Paragnetina (female)
Posted by GONZO on Apr 8, 2009
Last reply on Apr 8, 2009 by GONZO
In earlier comments on specimen #756 (Paragnetina, male), I mentioned that I thought this might be the same genus. The appearance of the subgenital plate (in the 3rd photo) seems to confirm that suspicion.

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Female Paragnetina (Golden Stone) Stonefly Adult Pictures

Collection details
Location: Aquarium, New York
Date: May 6th, 2007
Added to site: May 18th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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