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Noun1.snakefly - predatory insect of western North America having a long necklike prothorax
neuropteran, neuropteron, neuropterous insect - insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
family Raphidiidae, Raphidiidae - a family of arthropods of the suborder Megaloptera, including snakeflies
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Jubilee: Black beetles, Nomads, Minkies, Dawson's Olive, Black Snakefly Kielder: Cat's Whisker, Clan Chief.
mnemonica and the earliest widely accepted snakefly from the mid Mesozoic (Engel, 2002) thus is a second reason for doubting the early holometabolous nature of this specimen.
A small snakefly lands on Nate's sleeve and a ground beetle climbs across his shoe.