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Species Panorpa banksi

Scorpionfly - Panorpa banksi - male Scorpion Fly - Panorpa banksi - female Panorpa banksi - female Scorpionfly - Panorpa banksi - male Panorpa sp - Panorpa banksi - female Scorpionfly - Panorpa banksi - female Scorpionfly - Panorpa banksi - female Another Illinois Panorpa - Panorpa banksi - female
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 (nebulosa species group)
Species banksi (Panorpa banksi)
Explanation of Names
Panorpa banksi Hine 1901
Identification
wing ground color usually clear (some specimens have faint yellow wing membranes), crossveins margined; apical band dark brown; pterostigmal band broken into small dark brown spots; marginal spots absent (1)
Range
e. US (ME-GA to IA)(2) + so. ON(1)
Habitat
characteristic species of relatively dry areas, such as eastern prairies and oak savannahs(1)
Season
10 May--26 Aug(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Mecoptera of Ontario
Cheung D.K.B., Marshall S.A., Webb D.W. 2006. Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification No. 1, 28.
2.Penny N.D. (-2014) The Mecoptera of North America