gardenalto's picture

Can you help identify this predator?

Observed: 4th August 2013 By: gardenalto
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this was on a viburnum plant in a hedge in my garden. I think the prey animal may be leaf cutter bee? The predator was about 1.5 cm in length.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Brian H Price's picture

Definitely one of the 3 UK

Definitely one of the 3 UK scorpion flies
Panorpa (cognata/communis/germanica)
This specimen is female of the species.

darob57's picture


They feed on dead animal matter and fruit, often stealing from spider's webs.