Probably Panorpa anomala, the species most frequently confirmed from the area. Could be P. speciosa, though.
This is the most common early season scorpion fly in eastern North America.
This scorpionfly landed on the wrong book! Quick-moving, didn't stick around for long.
Mecoptera (from the Greek: meco- = "long", -ptera = "wings") are an order of insects with about 550 species in nine families worldwide. Mecoptera are sometimes called scorpionflies after their largest family, Panorpidae, in which the males have enlarged genitals that look similar to the stinger of a scorpion. The Bittacidae, or hangingflies, are a prominent family of elongate insects known for their elaborate mating rituals, in which females choose mates based on the quality of...