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Panorpa cognata - gravid female Gravid female of Scorpionfly species Panorpa cognata.<br />
For comparison I&#039;ve uploaded a non-gravid female here:<br />
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Panorpa cognata - gravid female

Gravid female of Scorpionfly species Panorpa cognata.
For comparison I've uploaded a non-gravid female here:

Panorpa cognata - female Uploaded this one to contrast the gravid female uploaded earlier:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/48220/panorpa_cognata_-_gravid_female.html Mecoptera,Panorpa,Panorpa cognata,Panorpidae

    comments (3)

  1. That’s really neat to see the difference between gravid and non-gravid. Posted one year ago
    1. Yup, they do swell up - but not quite as extreme as these though :o)
      Gastrophysa polygoni - pregnancy gymnastics A heavily gravid Gastrophysa polygoni doing her gymnastics to keep fit I suppose ... Chrysomelidae,Chrysomelinae,Gastrophysa,Gastrophysa polygoni
      Posted one year ago
      1. That's awesome! Poor girl though :-O Posted one year ago

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''Panorpa cognata'' is a species of scorpionfly found across the United Kingdom, western Europe and into Russia. These slender, small insects have a forewing length ranging between 10 to 15mm, and are orange-brown in colour, sometimes with black colouration along the posterior margin, the base of the antennae, sometimes the pronotum. True to their name, males have an oval-shaped genital bulb, resembling that of a scorpion’s stinger.

Similar species: Scorpionflies And Allies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Jan 5, 2017.