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    • Mecoptera
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    • Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
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Recent observations

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What

Hanging Scorpionflies Family Bittacidae

Observer

james5

Date

May 24, 2016

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Square

Observer

cwwood

Date

May 16, 2016 11:43 AM EDT

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Square

What

German Scorpionfly Panorpa germanica

Observer

inasiebert

Date

May 22, 2016 02:45 PM CEST

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Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

gabriele_milani

Date

May 22, 2016 09:53 AM CEST

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Square

Observer

rcurtis

Date

May 21, 2016 04:14 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

jediem

Date

May 21, 2016 02:37 PM EDT

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Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

marco65

Date

May 21, 2016 04:26 PM CEST

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

friel

Date

May 20, 2016 11:00 PM COT

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Square

Observer

cwwood

Date

May 13, 2016 10:20 PM EDT

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What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

jchang101

Date

May 12, 2016 12:32 PM EDT

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

enrico_collinapo

Date

May 17, 2016 09:35 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

krosenthal

Date

June 6, 2012 12:55 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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