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Scorpion fly

Observed: 1st July 2013 By: GenevieveGenevieve’s reputation in InvertebratesGenevieve’s reputation in InvertebratesGenevieve’s reputation in Invertebrates
Scorpion fly
Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    scorpion fly (Panorpa sp.)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
    ID agreements (): 7 People
    • chrisbrooks
      Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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    • ophrys
      Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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    • Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
    • Ron Elliott
      The Wildlife Trust of South and West WalesWest Wales Biodiversity Information Centre
      Invertebrates expert
    • charlieb
      Lincolnshire Naturalists' Union
      Invertebrates expert
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Species interactions

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Comments

Simon Walker's picture

This is a Female

The male has a tail that looks like a scorpion (hence the name of course). there are, I think, three species in the UK, really hard to tell apart...

ophrys's picture

Scorpions

With a reasonable photo from above, males are actually quite easy to tell apart.

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

All three species fly together at sites local to me.

Ian
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