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    • Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
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mothvet

Date

January 1, 2017

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oskarlphansen

Date

December 31, 2016 02:28 PM CET

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What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

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peggyo

Date

June 15, 2014 11:24 AM EDT

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drewrdavis

Date

December 22, 2016 01:33 PM CST

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What

Forcepfly Merope tuber

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pete_woods

Date

June 30, 2015

Description

Collected in a black light trap in a calcareous grassland.
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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

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fyn_kynd

Date

September 26, 2013 08:48 PM EDT

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cjs041

Date

April 22, 2012 12:00 PM PDT

Description

Apical/anal crossvein present (circled in picture 1). Narrowed down to four species based on geographical presence and morphological characteristics, then keyed out using: http://www.entnemdept.ufl.edu/choate/illinois_bittacidae.pdf; a key to Illinois Bittacidae species, which had all of the species I had narrowed down to already. While the coloration of the body seems dark for this species, this 4 year old specimen appears very close to the specimens presented here: http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=462315.

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psweet

Date

May 29, 2014 11:23 AM CDT

Description

Species ID according to INHS bulletin, 1918. Apparently there have been taxonomic changes since.

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What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

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psweet

Date

June 21, 2014 12:55 PM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

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psweet

Date

June 27, 2015 01:37 PM CDT

Description

Species ID according to INHS bulletin, 1918. Apparently there have been taxonomic changes since.

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psweet

Date

July 20, 2014 10:10 AM CDT

Place

Ryerson FP (Google, OSM)

Description

SONY DSC

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psweet

Date

June 14, 2015 09:08 AM CDT

Description

SONY DSC

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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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