German Scorpionfly

Panorpa germanica

Panorpa germanica (German Scorpionfly) is one of the most common species of Skorpionfly in large parts of Europe.
German scorpionfly, Heeswijk, Netherlands Quite common in my area but I'll never get bored of seeing them, as they are so unusual looking little freaks. They are named after the male appendage that looks similar to a scorpion's stinger. On this fly, however, it's not a stinger, instead they are genitalia with claspers to hold onto the female during mating. Here's a closeup of this appendage:
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62315/common_scorpionfly_-_male_genitalia_heeswijk_netherlands.html
Be sure to also check out its freaky mouth:

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Appearance

Males can be easily identified by the short and stout hypovalves on the genital bulb and by the rather large notal organ.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderMecoptera
FamilyPanorpidae
GenusPanorpa
SpeciesPanorpa germanica