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Scorpionfly (Panorpa sp.) Finally found one! I found this beauty on my front porch (near an overgrown backyard habitat). For some reason it kept flying into spiderwebs (intentionally?) and then flying back out!<br />
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Scorpionfly (Panorpa sp.)

Finally found one! I found this beauty on my front porch (near an overgrown backyard habitat). For some reason it kept flying into spiderwebs (intentionally?) and then flying back out!

Scorpionfly (Panorpa sp.) Finally found one! I found this beauty on my front porch (near an overgrown backyard habitat). For some reason it kept flying into spiderwebs (intentionally?) and then flying back out!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67730/scorpionfly_panorpa_sp.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67732/scorpionfly_panorpa_sp.html<br />
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 Fall,Geotagged,United States

Scorpionfly (Panorpa sp.) Finally found one! I found this beauty on my front porch (near an overgrown backyard habitat). For some reason it kept flying into spiderwebs (intentionally?) and then flying back out!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67730/scorpionfly_panorpa_sp.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67733/scorpionfly_panorpa_sp.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67731/scorpionfly_panorpa_sp.html Fall,Geotagged,United States

Scorpionfly (Panorpa sp.) Finally found one! I found this beauty on my front porch (near an overgrown backyard habitat). For some reason it kept flying into spiderwebs (intentionally?) and then flying back out!<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67730/scorpionfly_panorpa_sp.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67732/scorpionfly_panorpa_sp.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67733/scorpionfly_panorpa_sp.html Fall,Geotagged,United States

    comments (7)

  1. Yay, your first scorpionfly!! Posted 4 days ago
  2. I just realized that you mentioned that it was flying into spider webs...This is intentional - they are known to steal insects from spider webs. Posted 4 days ago
    1. Thanks! I was thinking that was probably the case! In one of the photos in this set, this individual is dangling from a web. Posted 4 days ago
  3. Excellent Lisa!! :o) Will probably try and find a tentative ID tomorrow ... Posted 4 days ago
    1. That would be awesome! Thank you! Posted 3 days ago
  4. Well , I haven't found one yet. Lucky you. Posted 3 days ago
    1. I was very excited! <3 I hope you find one soon! Posted 3 days ago

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Uploaded Oct 13, 2018. Captured Oct 12, 2018 14:49 in 110 Earl St, Plainville, GA 30733, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/5.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm