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    • Moscas‑escorpião e moscas‑baloiço
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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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

lazza

Date

July 19, 2015 04:13 PM BST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

lazza

Date

June 20, 2015 02:57 PM BST

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Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

merryboooberry

Date

November 10, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

aletardi

Date

September 24, 2016 04:00 PM CEST

Description

a male

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

c_e_m

Date

September 28, 2016 03:25 PM SAST

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Observer

lucareptile

Date

August 18, 2016 10:34 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange-banded Black Scorpionfly Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

butterflies4fun

Date

September 25, 2016 05:06 PM CDT

Description

Appears to be a female since I don't see the tail. Found on the boardwalk at the entry to the wetlands

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

eric_v

Date

September 24, 2016 11:22 AM CEST

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What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

xxxxxx

Date

September 24, 2016 08:16 AM CEST

Description

It's eating

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What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

tanthony

Date

September 22, 2016 09:48 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

luca63

Date

September 18, 2016

Description

molti individui tra la vegetazione

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

common Japanese scorpion fly Panorpa japonica

Observer

ratatosk23

Date

August 29, 2014 10:15 AM JST
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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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