Snakefly
( Raphidiidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Raphidiidae
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Common Name:Snakefly
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Neuropterida
Order:Raphidioptera
Family:Raphidiidae
Taxon Code:RAP00643
ITIS/TSN:115071

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Mendocino County, Mendocino County, 5401 Canyon Rd., Willits
County:Mendocino County
ECI Site#:CA23942300

RECOGNITION
Recognition
Two North American Families: 1. Raphidiidae: Head with ocelli; forewing with pterostigma bisected by a veinlet. Kite-shaped heads which taper at the anterior and posterior ends. 2. Inocelliide: Head without ocelli; forewing with pterostigma not bisected by a veinlet. Only NA genus: Negha, Square-headed Snakeflies, have decidedly rectangular heads with fairly parallel sides.
Description
Two North American Families: 1. Raphidiidae: Head with ocelli; forewing with pterostigma bisected by a veinlet. Kite-shaped heads which taper at the anterior and posterior ends. 2. Inocelliide: Head without ocelli; forewing with pterostigma not bisected by a veinlet. Only NA genus: Negha, Square-headed Snakeflies, have decidedly rectangular heads with fairly parallel sides.

BIOLOGY

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Raphidiidae. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/40486). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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