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Snakefly
the order Raphidioptera

Snakefly - genus Agulla - female
Snakefly - genus Agulla - female

Nature Photography, up close - By Phil


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PURPOSE:
This image gallery has been created to assist visitors with the identification of Raphidioptera - snakeflies.

As in every yard, there are a myriad different insects and bugs to be found, and I've barely scratched the surface - I seem to discover new visitors and residents every day of "Bug Season" (for me that's March through early October).  As I find, photograph and identify new snakeflies, they will be added to the gallery.


PHOTOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS AND DATES:
Currently, the Raphidioptera identification on this page is specific to all snakeflies that show up in and around my yard.  These Raphidioptera, however, are also found in many other parts of western United States, from the Rocky Mountains westward, including the southwestern deserts.

Unless otherwise noted, all images were taken in Northern Douglas County, Oregon.

The date each photograph was taken appears under each thumbnail image.  The sex of each specimen, if known, is also indicated under each thumbnail.

TO VIEW AN ENLARGEMENT OF A THUMBNAIL:
To view an enlargement, left-click the thumbnail image you wish to see enlarged.  Enlargements are presented as popup windows and are created using Javascript, so you should have Javascript enabled for this page.




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There's Snakeflies in My Yard

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genus Agulla

genus Agulla - female
female
05/24/09
genus Agulla - male
male
05/26/09

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