Agulla (snakefly)

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Temporal range: Lutetian-Recent
Snakefly - Agulla species, Packer Lake, California - 26063118522.jpg
Agulla species, Packer Lake, California
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Raphidioptera
Family: Raphidiidae
Tribe: Aguillini
Genus: Agulla
Handlirsch, 1908

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Agulla is a genus of modern snakeflies in the family Raphidiidae.[1]

Agulla species are predatory, both as adults and larvae. They occur in North America in British Columbia[2] and in the Western United States, namely in the Rocky Mountains and westward, including the southwestern deserts.


At present 31 living and two extinct species of Agulla are known from North America. The species are divided into four subgenera, with the two extinct (†) species left unplaced in the genus.


  1. ^ Engel, M. S. (2011). "A new snakefly from the Eocene Green River Formation (Raphidioptera: Raphidiidae)". Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 114 (1–2): 77–87. doi:10.1660/062.114.0107.
  2. ^ Scudder, G., & R. Cannings. 2008. Checklist of the Raphidioptera (Snakeflies) of British Columbia.