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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 Clostoeca disjuncta (Limnephilidae) (Northern Caddisfly) Caddisfly Larva from the Yakima River in Washington
This one was surprisingly straightforward to identify. The lack of a sclerite at the base of the lateral hump narrows the field quite a bit, and the other options followed fairly obvious characteristics to Clostoeca, which only has one species, Clostoeca disjuncta.
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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Vancouver Island, BC

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Fredw on Jun 24, 2013June 24th, 2013, 6:34 pm EDT
Hi , I am from Vancouver Island BC and just did a trip to the interior (100 mile house) and snapped a pic of a male spinner I would like to get Id'd.The picture is on my computer and is 5.16 mb.I tried to upload it in the get bugs identified forum but seem to be having problems. Is my file too big?
Thanks for the help
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Taxon on Jun 24, 2013June 24th, 2013, 8:15 pm EDT
Hi Fredw-

My guess is that the problem is not with the size of your image, but with the format of your image. As I recall, uploaded photos on this site are required to be in JPEG format. Are you able to save your image as as a .jpg or .jpeg file before attempting to upload it?
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Troutnut on Jun 25, 2013June 25th, 2013, 12:48 am EDT
It should work better if you can resize it to a smaller jpeg image.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
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Vancouver Island, BC

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Fredw on Jun 25, 2013June 25th, 2013, 7:47 am EDT
Thanks for the replies. I got the picture uploaded. Because it was 5 mb it took a while to upload and I wasn't waiting long enough.

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