Subject: Little Visitor
Location: Sacramento, CA
November 9, 2013 6:36 pm
We found this little one in our house the other day. My toddler ”inspected” it and then let it go in the backyard. Any help in identifying it would be most appreciated. I’ve been looking at native species but can’t seem to identify it. It was found in early November in the Northern Sacramento area in California. The one in the photo is about 3/4” long. Sorry the photo isn’t the best.
Signature: John

Snakefly Larva

Snakefly Larva

Hi John,
This is a harmless, predatory Snakefly larva in the order Raphidioptera.  Adult Snakeflies are rather curious looking insects with long necks that look somewhat prehistoric.

Location: Sacramento, California

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