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    • Mecoptera
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    • Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
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Recent observations

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

joshualincoln

Date

July 4, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

charlie

Date

July 1, 2015 09:39 PM EDT

Description

Looked like a fly but appeared to have a wasp like stinger.

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Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

kylejones

Date

July 1, 2015 12:00 PM EDT

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Date

June 13, 2015

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Date

June 13, 2015

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

huple

Date

June 29, 2015

Description

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Square

What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

lungta

Date

June 28, 2015 01:23 PM CEST

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What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

lst

Date

June 27, 2015

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Date

June 15, 2015

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

huple

Date

June 26, 2015

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

greglasley

Date

June 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

beaatthenest

Date

June 23, 2015 12:50 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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