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    • Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
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    • Moscas escorpión y parientes

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Recent observations

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psweet

Date

July 3, 2016 10:47 AM CDT

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jason_m_hill

Date

July 27, 2016 10:01 PM EDT

Description

1 inch long

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

dremsen

Date

July 27, 2016 05:39 PM EDT

Description

Perched on Hydranga

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What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

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reallifeecology

Date

June 10, 2016 10:12 AM EDT

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What

German Scorpionfly Panorpa germanica

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brunodurand

Date

June 15, 2016 02:09 PM SGT

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brunodurand

Date

June 13, 2016 10:17 AM SGT

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What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

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brunodurand

Date

June 1, 2016 11:56 AM SGT

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What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

hoppy1951

Date

July 14, 2016 03:36 PM BST

Description

Very difficult to distinguish from P. germanica. My tentative ID is based on 3 wing characters:
1. the under-costal vein (the 2nd starting from the front edge) reaches the stigma;
2. 4 ribs in the radial sector;
3. little overall mottling.

Lower Minnetts Field, Gwent Wildlife Trust Reserve, Caldicot, Wales, UK.

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frankp621

Date

July 22, 2016 09:17 PM PDT

Description

Crater lake national park community center

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What

German Scorpionfly Panorpa germanica

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iandavies

Date

July 23, 2016 07:45 AM EDT

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brendan6

Date

March 29, 2016 10:08 AM PDT

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

eraskin

Date

July 2, 2016 03:39 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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