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    • Moscas‑escorpião e moscas‑baloiço
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    • 밑들이목
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    • Mecoptera
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    • Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
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    • Moscas escorpión y parientes

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

leashtotheworld

Date

May 20, 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

harumkoh

Date

August 4, 2016 11:59 AM JST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

aaroncarlson

Date

August 14, 2016 11:11 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

benhutchins

Date

August 18, 2016 12:40 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

brunodurand

Date

July 27, 2015 03:51 PM SGT

Description

male

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

kbeza31979

Date

July 20, 2016 06:55 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

reallifeecology

Date

August 14, 2016 03:17 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

freeheeln

Date

August 5, 2016 06:18 PM EDT

Description

Mecoptera panorpida
Scorpion fly

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Scorpionflies Genus Panorpa

Observer

allyv

Date

July 26, 2012 09:38 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Hanging Scorpionflies Family Bittacidae

Observer

kpmcfarland

Date

August 11, 2016 10:27 PM EDT

Description

Life and death at the moth light as a hanging fly (Bittacidae) captured a moth on the sheet and proceeded to suck the life out of it.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Observer

eric_v

Date

August 12, 2016 02:17 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Forcepfly Merope tuber

Observer

hydaticus

Date

August 2, 2016 09:19 PM CDT

Description

Attracted to porch light. Apparently fairly rare to see, so I consider myself lucky (although a male would've been even cooler)!

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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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