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Panorpa alpina - Male lateral Note how the hypovalves - officially a "ventral" structure, but carried curled up to a dorsal position on most species - are curled up even further and end up facing forward or even slightly downward again.   Aulops,Aulops alpina,Mecoptera,Panorpa,Panorpa alpina,Panorpidae Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Panorpa alpina - Male lateral

Note how the hypovalves - officially a "ventral" structure, but carried curled up to a dorsal position on most species - are curled up even further and end up facing forward or even slightly downward again.

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Panorpa alpina is a scorpionfly in the Panorpidae family.

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