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Scorpion Fly

Observed: 15th July 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
scorpa6a
scorp2
scorpa6aa
scorp3
Description:

two separate males in a hedge fringing woodland

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

communis

These are not difficult with a good view of the hypovalves, such as that here (zoom in).

The following link is very useful...

http://thetopshamnaturalist.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/scorpion-flies.html

Edit: Only just noticed there are two shown! The second is communis; the first looks better for cognata, but the angle is not great.

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jeremyr's picture

lost link

there's that link. I did see it a couple of weeks ago but couldn't find it today, so thanks.

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jeremyr's picture

yards apart

ok, you'd get them all in the same stretch of hedge then

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