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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

pghbotanicgarden

Date

February 27, 2002

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

pghbotanicgarden

Date

February 27, 2002

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Scorpionfly Panorpa communis

Date

July 24, 2008

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mattiamenchetti

Date

August 27, 2011

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionfly Panorpa helena

Observer

calopteryx

Date

May 29, 2013 06:43 AM EDT

Description

Panorpa sp. cf. Panorpa helena (Mecoptera: Panorpidae).

Goose Creek Bridge, Loudoun County, VA

29 May 2013

Photos / Sounds

Observer

godricvt

Date

August 16, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionfly Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

dfwuw

Date

November 11, 2013

Description

A male Scorpionfly.

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionfly Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

dfwuw

Date

October 26, 2013

Description

Observed near the Trinity River.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptialis) Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

lg_price

Date

November 17, 2013 12:00 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptialis) Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

mikaelb

Date

November 17, 2013 12:35 PM CST

Description

Taken during Earth Native Wilderness School's tracking class.

Photos / Sounds

What

Scorpionfly (Panorpa nuptialis) Panorpa nuptialis

Observer

ericisley

Date

November 10, 2013 01:56 PM CST

Description

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Photos / Sounds

Observer

mayfly1963

Date

November 10, 2013 03:45 PM CST
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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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