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    • Mecoptera
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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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Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

lfelliott

Date

August 29, 2015 01:24 PM CDT

Description

Probably Panorpa anomala, the species most frequently confirmed from the area. Could be P. speciosa, though.

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Observer

jtrager

Date

April 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This is the most common early season scorpion fly in eastern North America.

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Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Date

July 30, 2015

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Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

upupa_epops

Date

August 9, 2015 05:51 PM SAST

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Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

jason_m_hill

Date

August 11, 2015 12:00 PM EDT

Description

This scorpionfly landed on the wrong book! Quick-moving, didn't stick around for long.

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Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

lee6

Date

August 8, 2015

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Date

July 30, 2015

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Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

June 4, 2014 11:48 PM EDT

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What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

lst

Date

July 31, 2015

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What

ヤマトシリアゲ Panorpa japonica

Observer

harumkoh

Date

August 1, 2015 03:02 PM JST

Description

ヤマトシリアゲ.

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Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

May 12, 2014 11:49 PM EDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

monicafoley

Date

July 24, 2015

Place

Storrs, CT (Google, OSM)
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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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