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    • Mecoptera
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    • Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies
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Recent observations

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lg_price

Date

October 17, 2014 01:07 PM CDT

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Observer

sambiology

Date

October 15, 2014

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Observer

mayfly1963

Date

October 12, 2014

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What

scorpionflies Family Panorpidae

Observer

damontighe

Date

September 28, 2014 11:58 AM WST

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What

Wingless Scorpionfly Apterobittacus apterus

Observer

owicki

Date

April 23, 2014

Description

In grassland.

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Observer

mayfly1963

Date

September 27, 2014

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Square

Observer

miketroll

Date

September 24, 2014 04:57 PM CDT

Description

female

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What

Panorpa germanica Genus Panorpa

Observer

oospikeoo

Date

September 17, 2014 05:04 PM CEST

Description

Panorpa germanica

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Observer

tonyg

Date

September 10, 2014

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Img_0599

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rpayne

Date

September 9, 2014

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Square

Observer

lfelliott

Date

September 7, 2014 01:37 PM CDT

Description

probaby Panorpa anomala

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Square

Observer

nbnc

Date

August 19, 2014

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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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