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Scorpion fly

Observed: 3rd July 2011 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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panorpa
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cognata

Thank you, David.

I was hoping you would say that, as I have never seen cognata before, but thought this one looked OK for it. However, the callipers are not as divergent as shown in the Aidgap guide, which made me unsure.

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AIDGAP misleading?

I agree. The AIDGAP key would have made me highly reluctant to put this to species, and now seems positively misleading.

@David Gibbs
Would it be possible to expand a little on what you consider the defining features for cognata? I'd like to annotate my key.

Thanks.

David