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Panorpa meridionalis Snapshots of specimen in the collection of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands)<br />
You can use these freely, but need to credit Naturalis for making the collection available, hence licensed as CC-BY (Attribution)<br />
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The top row shows the &quot;normal&quot; wing patterns for this species, but note the two &quot;forma &#039;a&#039;&quot; bottom left with much reduced spots, so such &quot;lightly marked&quot; specimen do occur in this species too!<br />
Bottom right a few perspectives on the last abdominal segments of the male. Especially compare the shape of segment 7 to that of Panorpa cognata - helpful in ID! Mecoptera,Naturalis Biodiversity Center,Panorpa,Panorpa meridionalis,Panorpidae Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Panorpa meridionalis

Snapshots of specimen in the collection of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands)
You can use these freely, but need to credit Naturalis for making the collection available, hence licensed as CC-BY (Attribution)

The top row shows the "normal" wing patterns for this species, but note the two "forma 'a'" bottom left with much reduced spots, so such "lightly marked" specimen do occur in this species too!
Bottom right a few perspectives on the last abdominal segments of the male. Especially compare the shape of segment 7 to that of Panorpa cognata - helpful in ID!

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Panorpa meridionalis is a European species of scorpionfly. It was described by Rambur in 1842.

Similar species: Scorpionflies And Allies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 8, 2018.