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Family Raphidiidae - Typical Snakeflies

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)
Family Raphidiidae (Typical Snakeflies)
Other Common Names
Raphidiid snakeflies
Numbers
19 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), TBA spp. in _ genera worldwide
Range
In our area, w. NA (BC-CA to AB-CO-NM)(1)
Habitat
Probably only a smaller part develop under bark; in most spp. larvae live in top layers of soil, particularly in the detritus around the roots of shrubs, sometimes in rock crevices (H. Aspöck, "The Biology of Raphidioptera")
Remarks
For much more information on this group, see the info page for order Raphidioptera.
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.