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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 Neoleptophlebia Mayfly Dun Pictures

I'm just guessing Neoleptophlebia instead of Paraleptophlebia on this one because I tended to find more of their nymphs in the area, but take that with a grain of salt.

Ruler view of a Female Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York The smallest ruler marks are 1 mm.
Lateral view of a Female Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Female Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Dorsal view of a Female Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York
Ventral view of a Female Neoleptophlebia (Leptophlebiidae) Mayfly Dun from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York

This mayfly was collected from the West Branch of the Delaware River in New York on June 1st, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on June 4th, 2007.


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Female Neoleptophlebia Mayfly Dun Pictures

Collection details
Location: West Branch of the Delaware River, New York
Date: June 1st, 2007
Added to site: June 4th, 2007
Author: Troutnut
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