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    • Mecoptera
  • English
    • Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
  • Spanish
    • Moscas escorpión y parientes

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Recent observations

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julio

Date

July 14, 2014

Description

En Sierra del Águila, Jalisco.

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mareastra

Date

July 19, 2014 05:06 PM EDT

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ndodge

Date

July 21, 2014 05:04 PM EDT

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blustm

Date

July 19, 2014

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What

scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

July 19, 2014 01:25 PM EDT

Description

Captured at the Marsh Billings Bioblitz on July 19. These flies are pretty neat, the males have these enlarged genitalia that look like the stinger of a scorpion.

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zcota

Date

July 19, 2014

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hartvillestuff

Date

July 8, 2014

Place

Camp Luz (Google, OSM)

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giuliaricciardi

Date

June 21, 2014

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insectfollower

Date

June 28, 2014

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ezwear1

Date

June 29, 2014 01:41 PM EDT

Place

newcomb (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

marcello

Date

June 28, 2014 08:56 AM CEST

Description

Panorpa communis (Linnaeus, 1758) ♀
Mosca scorpione

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What

Hanging Scorpionflies Family Bittacidae

Observer

hobiecat

Date

June 26, 2014

Description

fly sp. ?

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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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