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    • Mecoptera
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    • Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jameswbeck

Date

June 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Date

September 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Scorpionfly Genus Panorpa

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 23, 2014 09:56 AM EDT

Description

23 Aug 2014.
Susquehanna State Park, Harford Co, MD.
Found on Verbesina alternifolia.
ID courtesy of Ken Wolgemuth:
bugguide.net/node/view/1031809

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

obidaddy

Date

November 8, 2012 05:14 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Scorpionfly Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

mchlfx

Date

October 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

September 1, 2014 08:01 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Hangingfly Genus Bittacus

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 29, 2014 11:29 AM EDT

Description

29 Aug 2014.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Male.
17.6 mm forewing length.
Found in lawn.
ID confirmed by Brandon Woo:
bugguide.net/node/view/1028574

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

February 12, 2013 10:10 AM EST

Description

On snow

Photos / Sounds

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What

Scorpionfly Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

lfelliott

Date

October 2, 2010 02:28 PM CDT

Description

Scorpionfly, Camden Co., MO, Ha Ha Tonka SP, 2 OCT 2010

Photos / Sounds

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What

Scorpionfly Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

gpstewart

Date

November 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionfly Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

sartis

Date

November 26, 2014 02:28 PM CST

Description

Scorpion fly at Pease Park. Beautiful sunny afternoon.

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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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