Snakefly (Raphidia xanthostigma)

The last time I saw a snakefly was in 2012 and managed to get one decent shot of it. Now, in June 2015 my second sighting and I shot at my hearts content. I was overjoyed in spotting this wonderful creature again and very pleased to share it with others. I found this next to a river on a stinging nettle and I was jumping for joy. I hope you enjoy it too.


  1. Nice photo. Every time I see a Snakefly I'm fascinated.

  2. Thanks Mark, they are strange creatures.

    Regards, Peter

  3. Very nice picture.


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