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    • Mecoptera
  • English
    • 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

Hanging Scorpionflies Family Bittacidae

Observer

ericisley

Date

October 22, 2014

Description

Just a guess at this very long legged fly

Photos / Sounds

What

scorpion fly Panorpa communis

Observer

cpolec

Date

November 16, 2014 05:30 PM AEST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

rcurtis

Date

August 1, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Hanging Scorpionflies Family Bittacidae

Observer

cab0_

Date

November 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

obidaddy

Date

November 6, 2014 02:04 PM CST

Description

Female scorpion fly.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

obidaddy

Date

November 6, 2014 02:04 PM CST

Description

Female scorpion fly.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

obidaddy

Date

November 6, 2014 02:04 PM CST

Description

Female scorpion fly.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

obidaddy

Date

November 6, 2014 02:04 PM CST

Description

Female scorpion fly.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

obidaddy

Date

November 6, 2014 02:04 PM CST

Description

Female scorpion fly.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

gpstewart

Date

November 3, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

robberfly

Date

November 3, 2014 10:15 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

royaltyler

Date

November 3, 2014 09:33 AM CST
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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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