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Scorpion Fly(male)

Panorpa sp.

Description:

Scorpion fly, resting on a green leaf. Notice the scorpion stinger-like reproductive organ, meaning this is a male and also why these species got their general name.

Habitat:

Dirt road through ancient leaf forest.

Notes:

When I search google for the right ID for a species i often come across species scientific names that does not correlate with the patterns on wings and body shape, color or form, I have no idea if this is Panorpa germanica or Panorpa vulgaris or the other closely related species.

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Gaia80
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Gaia80

okres Bardejov, Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

Lat: 49.33, Long: 21.26

Spotted on Jul 9, 2019
Submitted on Jul 9, 2019

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