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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.

Lateral view of a Onocosmoecus (Limnephilidae) (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This specimen keys pretty easily to Onocosmoecus, and it closely resembles a specimen from Alaska which caddis expert Dave Ruiter recognized as this genus. As with that specimen, the only species in the genus documented in this area is Onocosmoecus unicolor, but Dave suggested for that specimen that there might be multiple not-yet-distinguished species under the unicolor umbrella and it would be best to stick with the genus-level ID. I'm doing the same for this one.
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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This topic is about the Mayfly Species Apobaetis futilis

This hind wingless little mayfly was formerly known as Pseudocloeon futile and can hatch in excellent numbers in certain western locales.
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Taxon on Apr 11, 2021April 11th, 2021, 10:52 am EDT
Hi Sean-

Pseudocloeon futile has been reclassified as Apobaetis futilis, but it would not be present in MD in any event. My best guess is that it might have been Acentrella turbida.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com

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