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Scorpionfly - Panorpa galerita Slender, reddish brown body. Wings have dark crossbands  on wings. Antennae are threadlike and are more than 1/2 as long as its body.<br />
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Spotted on the edge of a meadow along a dirt road. Geotagged,Panorpa,Panorpa galerita,Panorpidae,Scorpionfly,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Scorpionfly - Panorpa galerita

Slender, reddish brown body. Wings have dark crossbands on wings. Antennae are threadlike and are more than 1/2 as long as its body.

Spotted on the edge of a meadow along a dirt road.

    comments (5)

  1. Lisa will like this as she was looking for them in the east :)
    I wonder if some of the identification key shots shared by Arp help out in bringing it to species level:

    48Panorpa
    Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. Oh, cool! They are around, at least in the northeast. Thanks for sharing g the tag, I’ll check it out! I’d love to get to species level. Posted one year ago
    2. You are totally right, Ferdy! I somehow missed this before! Posted one year ago
  2. Should be galerita or mirabilis - by wing markings I would _slightly_ prefer galerita, but by distribution mirabilis would probably be more likely (?!) Anyway, I shouldn't speculate with Nearctic species :-x Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks so much for your input, Arp! I’ll compare to those two species :) Posted one year ago

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''Panorpa galerita'' is a species of common scorpionfly in the family Panorpidae. It is found in North America.

Similar species: Scorpionflies And Allies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 20, 2018. Captured Jun 21, 2018 12:08 in 70 East St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm