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Panorpa cognata - male Single shot of a Panorpa cognata male with &quot;medium heavy&quot; wing markings. On the light side it can reach almost entirely unmarked wings. A male with more developed markings is included in this collage:<br />
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Panorpa cognata - male

Single shot of a Panorpa cognata male with "medium heavy" wing markings. On the light side it can reach almost entirely unmarked wings. A male with more developed markings is included in this collage:

Panorpa cognata IDing characters Collage of things to look for in IDing Panorpa cognata Panorpa,Panorpa ID help,Panorpa cognata,Panorpidae,Scorpionfly,mecoptera

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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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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 8, 2018.