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

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Recent observations

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Observer

torwart

Date

July 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

scorpion fly Panorpa communis

Observer

kbeza31979

Date

May 25, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

ikewinski

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

I believe this is a female

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Square

Observer

treichard

Date

May 23, 2015 06:17 PM EDT

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Square

What

scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

treichard

Date

May 23, 2015 01:10 PM EDT

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Square

What

Scorpion fly Panorpa communis

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

May 23, 2015 01:38 PM CEST

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Square

Observer

pbedell

Date

May 22, 2015

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Square

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

May 20, 2015 03:44 PM EDT

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Observer

harumkoh

Date

May 3, 2015 02:17 PM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpion Fly Panorpa communis

Observer

sticks

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

Scorpion Fly (Female)

Latin Name - Panorpa communis

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

tonyg

Date

May 17, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tiggrx

Date

May 15, 2015
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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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