Panorpa japonica

Panorpa japonica

Panorpa japonica Thunberg, 1784 is a species of Scorpionfly (Mecoptera: Panorpidae) known from Japan.
Panorpa japonica - males Snapshots of specimen in the collection of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands)
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Naming

A lot of species described later have been sunk into synonymy with P. japonica : Panorpa macrogaster MacLachlan, 1867, Panorpa klugi MacLachlan, 1867, Panorpa nihonensis Miyake, 1908, Panorpa ochracea Miyake, 1908, Panorpa pulchra Miyake, 1908, Panorpa rectifasciata Miyake, 1908, Panorpa sinanoensis Miyake, 1908, Panorpa drouarti Navas, 1908, Panorpa dyscola Navás, 1908, Panorpa leucothyria Navás, 1908, Panorpa hageni Navás, 1909, Panorpa irregularis Miyake, 1910, Aulops interrupta Navás, 1913, Aulops trisignata Navas, 1913.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderMecoptera
FamilyPanorpidae
GenusPanorpa
SpeciesPanorpa japonica
Photographed in
Netherlands