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Recent observations

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

cwwood

Date

April 22, 2016 08:36 AM EDT

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

gabriele_milani

Date

April 29, 2016 06:06 PM CEST

Description

Mosca scorpione

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Observer

cwwood

Date

April 19, 2016 10:37 AM EDT

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Square

What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

pinemountain

Date

April 25, 2016

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Square

Observer

cwwood

Date

April 26, 2016 09:19 AM EDT

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Square

Observer

cwwood

Date

April 24, 2016 12:01 PM EDT

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Observer

cwwood

Date

April 16, 2016 11:19 AM EDT

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Observer

exonie

Date

April 22, 2016 06:17 PM EEST

Place

Botevgrad (Google, OSM)

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Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

dahdeh

Date

April 19, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Wingless Scorpionfly Apterobittacus apterus

Date

April 20, 2016 01:42 PM PDT

Description

Not sure on this one... body plan Tipuloid but obviously predaceous.

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Observer

constance

Date

April 10, 2016 11:57 AM PDT

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Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

dduran3

Date

April 16, 2016 10:45 AM PDT
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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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