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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.

Male Baetis bicaudatus (BWO) Mayfly Nymph Pictures

This mayfly was collected from the Gulkana River in Alaska on July 17th, 2011 and added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on July 20th, 2011.

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Anyone recognize this Baetid nymph?
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Posted by Troutnut on Jul 20, 2011
Last reply on Jul 21, 2011 by Entoman
There aren't all that many baetids reported from Alaska, but I couldn't figure out what this one is. I didn't have a lot of time to look at keys, but here's the whole list of reported Alaskan baetids, with the ones I could obviously eliminate crossed out (and now some that you've eliminated, too):

Acentrella feropagus
Acentrella insignificans
Acentrella lapponica
Acentrella turbida

Baetis bicaudatus
Baetis foemina
Baetis tricaudatus
Baetis bundyae
Baetis flavistriga


Diphetor hageni

Plauditus dubius

Procloeon pennulatum

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