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Don't call me stretch.

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Ugly Bug Wallpaper 2009
Agulla - Snakefly
| Size: 15mm Weight: 4mg

Bio: Fossilized snakeflies are dated as far back as the early Cretaceous period (146 million years ago – during the time of dinosaurs). They are called snake flies because their necks extend out far beyond the body and their heads resemble a snake’s head. Their larval period lasts at least one year and sometimes up to three years. They have narrow bodies with an elongated neck, movable head and two pairs of wings which range from 5 to 20 mm wide. One of the 2009 Ugly Bug contestants.

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It's like having your own microscope! Visit our Zoom Gallery to explore and have fun zooming in and moving around each image.

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by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.