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Scorpion Fly (Panorpa nuptialis)

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Order: Mecoptera
Family: Panorpidae
Genus: Panorpa
Species: nuptialis

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
Cole Camp, Missouri
Austin, Texas
Lucas, Texas
Pecan Grove, Texas

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral pford1854 On Oct 10, 2007, pford1854 from Marion, AR
(Zone 7b) wrote:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/9217

SCORPIONFLIES: refers to the appearance of the male's 3-segmented terminal appendage, which is held in an upward recurved position, and the last segment is bulbous at the base and sharply pointed at the tip, like a scorpion's stinger [scorpionflies do not sting]

Scavengers, mostly. Adults feed mainly on dead or moribund (dying) insects; rarely on nectar, fruits:
Larvae are scavengers, feeding on soft-bodied dead insects.

Positive cedillamuerta On Oct 26, 2012, cedillamuerta from Picayune, MS
(Zone 8a) wrote:

Panorpa nuptialis is one of only a few American species that can be easily told apart by their wing patterning. The wings are orange and have strong, angulate black bands. The body color is also darker than most Panorpa, ranging from reddish-orange to a rust color. Unlike most scorpionflies, they prefer more open areas on the edges of forest or fields of soy and other crops.

Timer: 17.23 jiffies (0.17234897613525).


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