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    • Mecoptera
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Recent observations

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Observer

calopteryx

Date

June 15, 2014 12:13 PM EDT

Description

Riley's Lock (mouth of Seneca Creek), C&O Canal National Historical Park, Montgomery County, MD

15 June 2014

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Observer

lfelliott

Date

August 17, 2014 02:01 PM CDT

Description

anomala group, probably speciosa

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dhitchcox

Date

August 11, 2014 10:49 AM EDT

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dremsen

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

Regularly found in our yard in the summer. Identified via bug guide.net as within the rufescens species group and not confusa due to locality.

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ctracey

Date

July 24, 2014 10:22 PM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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alan457

Date

July 19, 2014

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enricoschifani

Date

May 11, 2014

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kueda

Date

July 27, 2014 03:10 PM EDT

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What

Forcepfly Merope tuber

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johnratzlaff

Date

August 1, 2014 10:39 PM EDT

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naturalist

Date

May 31, 2014

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naturalist

Date

May 31, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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hydaticus

Date

July 20, 2014
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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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