Panorpa germanica

The males have an upturned bulbous and sting-like tail, hence why they are called scorpion flies, yet they do not sting. The female has a tapering tail, and both sexes tend to have fewer spots on their wings compared to Panorpa communis which is very similar. Genitalia examination will accurately confirm either species. Body length... Continue Reading →

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Common Scorpionfly

Panorpa communis The males have an upturned bulbous and sting-like tail, hence why they are called scorpion flies, yet they do not sting. The heads have a beak-like appearance, and their wings have slight variations in pattern which aid in distinguishing the 3 UK species which can be difficult to tell apart. Panorpa communis tends... Continue Reading →

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