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Photo Series: Nature / Case 31: Raphidioptera
Raphidioptera
I thought I’ve discovered a new species the last Weekend. I've felt like winning a big price … but…not a chance ;-)
This little guy is already known as a Snakefly. Although he/she is not classified as a fly.
Raphidiidae and Inocelliidae, consisting of roughly 260 species. (So I was indeed lucky to get one of them before my lense)
They are a relict group and have been considered living fossils, as species from the early Jurassic period (140 million years ago) closely resemble modern-day species.
Snakeflies are usually found in temperate coniferous forest. They are distributed widely around the globe, the majority of species occurring in Europe and Asia, but also being found in certain regions of Africa, western North America and Central America.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakefly
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Photo Series: Nature / Case 31: Raphidioptera
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Photo Series: Nature / Case 31: Raphidioptera

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