Subject: Any idea what this is?
Location: Concord, CA.
November 25, 2014 4:49 pm
I have only seen this bug a few times on Contra Costa County of California.
Any idea what it is?
This is one of the best images we have seen of a Snakefly in the order Raphidioptera. Snakeflies are harmless predators.
It was a bug I had never seen before and the first time I saw it was on a hospital floor.
I wondered if it was some kind of rare exotic poisonous bug that had landed somebody in that hospital.
Its good to know its a fairly normal bug. 🙂
Thanks very much for the identification!