Subjec: Winged Incect
Geographic location of the bug: Mt Baldy, Ca
Time: 11:43 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi, this website is so cool, anyways had this guy land on me on a hike, never seen him before. No clue what it might be
How you want your letter signed: Ya boi
Dear Ya boi,
Thanks for the compliment. This is a very exciting posting for us. Though we immediately recognized this as a Snakefly in the insect order Raphidioptera, we also recognized that is was different from other Snakeflies on our site. We identified it as a Square Headed Snakefly in the genus Negha on BugGuide. According to BugGuide: “This is the only genus within the family Inocceliidae in North America.” This is also the first posting on our site of a Square Headed Snakefly.