Mr Goggle Eyes


Scorpion Fly (Panorpa sp.) male – These are fairly big flies, and they just love to hang around on low vegetation. Double-click for a closer look.


Common Scorpionfly Panorpa sp. male

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 16th July 2019
Place: Local field, Staffordshire


25 thoughts on “Mr Goggle Eyes

    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚ They can be frustrating to photo. You creep nearer and nearer to get your shot in and sometimes they will stay put for a short moment, and others they just fly off and are lost. The joys of nature photography πŸ™‚

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      1. Haha, yes! Probably they play with us πŸ™‚ I always ask myself why I have to make pictures of all these bees in rear view πŸ˜‰

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  1. A face only a mother could love…and an entomologist or insect photographer. I’ve found a few like this one often although have never mastered identifying the wing patterns. Usually our BugGuide.net does that for me.

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    1. I believe we only have 3 species of Scorpion Fly here, but they are tricky to id, and wing veination aside, they say you need to check on the genitalia close-up with a microscope for accurate id. Not really my thing.

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