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Genus Negha

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)
Family Inocelliidae (Square-headed Snakeflies)
Genus Negha
Explanation of Names
Negha Navás 1916
3 spp. in western North America:
  N. inflata (Hagen), 1861 (Orig. description)
  N. longicornis (Albarda), 1891 (Orig. description)
  N. meridionalis U. Aspöck, 1988 (Orig. Description)
From (1):
  N. inflata: Canada: BC; USA: CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  N. longicornis: Canada: BC; USA: CA, NV, OR, WA
  N. meridionalis: USA: CA
This is the only genus within the family Inocceliidae in North America. For info on how to distinguish Negha from our other snakefly genera, look under "Identification" on the info page for order Raphidioptera.
Print References
Albarda, H. (1891). Revision des Rhaphidides. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 34:65-184. (Full Text)
Aspöck, U. (1988). Negha meridionalis n.sp. - eine neue Inocelliden-Spezies aus Sud-Kalifornien (U. S. A.) und Baja California (Mexiko) (Neuropteroidea: Raphidioptera: Inocelliidae). Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 39(3/4): 107-112. (Full Text)
Hagan, H. A. (1861). Synopsis of the Neuroptera of North America. With a list of the South American species. Smithsonian miscellaneous Collections 4:1-347. (Full Text)
Works Cited
1.Species catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico
Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50: 39-114.