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elmigger
aalter
Belgium

July 20, 2013
6:40 AM

Post #9605876

Hi, i was walking in the garden today when i noticed this tropical looking mosquito/fly sitting on a branch.. I have never seen this one before, can any of you help me identify it?

East flanders; Belgium

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 20, 2013
8:38 AM

Post #9605982

This is a scorpionfly (order Mecoptera) in the family Panorpidae - http://www.pbase.com/christl_herremans/image/85019215
They are predators on other small insects.
elmigger
aalter
Belgium

July 21, 2013
7:51 AM

Post #9606961

Thanks Flapdoodle ;)

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