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Species Panorpa nuptialis

Colourful flying bug - Panorpa nuptialis - female Scorpionfly 01 - Panorpa nuptialis - female BG2878 E2597 - Panorpa nuptialis - male BG2883 E2703 - Panorpa nuptialis - female Scorpoinfly - Panorpa nuptialis scorpionfly_humanhabitat4 - Panorpa nuptialis Fly-like - Panorpa nuptialis Fly-like - Panorpa nuptialis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mecoptera (Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies)
Family Panorpidae (Common Scorpionflies)
Genus Panorpa
No Taxon (lugubris species group)
Species nuptialis (Panorpa nuptialis)
Explanation of Names
Panorpa nuptialis Gerstaecker 1863
Identification
Large for this genus. Wings distinctive, heavily marked with broad dark bands
Range
so. central US (MO-AL-TX); Mexico(1)(2)
Season
Sep-Nov (to early Dec in the so. part of range), peak emergence in Oct(2)
Remarks
in(3), the name of the author is misspelled and the range is erroneously described
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