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Scorpion fly Eat tasty. I'd rather sit down, but yes, I do not fly a scorpion. Common scorpionfly,Geotagged,Meadow Scorpionfly,Netherlands,Panorpa,Panorpa vulgaris,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Hi Mike, this is not Panorpa communis, but (the very closely related and similar looking) Panorpa vulgaris. I've added the latter species to JD and changed the ID on your photo to that species :o) Posted 2 years ago
    1. Hi Arp, could you please take a look at the other photos identified as Panorpa communis to see if they are all correct. Thanks! Posted 2 years ago
      1. Will have a better look this week (busy until tuesday) ... Cheers, Arp Posted 2 years ago

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Panorpa vulgaris is a very common species of Scorpionfly in Northwest Europe. For a long time it was taken to be a synonym of Panorpa communis, but in the 70's of the last century it was demonstrated that the two are reproductivly isolated. Panorpa vulgaris is the most thermophile of the northern European Scorpionsflies and can more readily be found in open sunny meadows whereas the others prefer more shaded environments.

Similar species: Scorpionflies And Allies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Mike van Harn

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Uploaded Jun 3, 2017. Captured Jun 2, 2017 10:11 in Veilingweg 20, 1611 BN Bovenkarspel, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/10.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm