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BugFiles Pictures: Scorpionfly (Panorpa americana)

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vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #6449452

Scorpion Fly (Panorpa nuptialis)

http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/go/4921/

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cedillamuerta
Picayune, MS
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2012
11:06 AM

Post #9315116

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that this scorpionfly actually belongs to the species P. nuptialis.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/86818/bgpage
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9315126

thank you for your comments. I will forward to the Bug Files people. Unless the distinctions are very subtle, there seems to be confusion bet p. americana and p. nuptialis. Definitelyi confused me.

cedillamuerta
Picayune, MS
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2012
11:26 AM

Post #9315133

The Panorpidae are a very difficult group. P. nuptialis, americana, and lugubris are the only 3 that are readily distinguishable in N. America, and even then I have to take a second glance when trying to distinguish the first 2.
vossner
Richmond, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9316185

the photos have been moved . thank you so much for your postings.

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