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Family Raphidiidae - Typical Snakeflies

Long-necked somethin'... - Agulla - female Snakefly - Agulla - female Snakefly - Agulla sp - Agulla - female Agulla bicolor Agulla bicolor Agulla - male Snake fly - Agulla - male Sonora2 J19 - Agulla - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Raphidioptera (Snakeflies)
Family Raphidiidae (Typical Snakeflies)
Explanation of Names
Raphidiidae Latreille 1810
from Raphidia
Numbers
19 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1), >200 spp. in ~30 genera worldwide
Range
In our area, w.NA (BC‒CA to AB‒NM)(1)
Habitat
Probably only a smaller part develop under bark; in most spp. larvae live in topsoil, e.g. in the detritus around the roots of shrubs, sometimes in rock crevices(2)
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.
2.The biology of Raphidioptera: A review of present knowledge
Aspöck H. 2002. Acta Zool. Acad. Sci. Hung. 48 (Suppl. 2): 35–50.