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Species Panorpa helena

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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 (americana species group)
Species helena (Panorpa helena)
Explanation of Names
Panorpa helena Byers 1962

Named after Byers' mother Helen: "The species is named in honor of my mother, who first interested me in insects and in the study of nature." (Byers 1962, p. 474)
wings with faint yellow background color, crossveins margined; apical band dark brown, and continuous; pterostigmal band dark brown, continuous; marginal spots absent(1)

Male Genital Bulb
our most widespread Panorpa sp.: ME-MB to GA-UT(2)
Print References
Byers, G.W. (1962) Type specimens of Nearctic Mecoptera in European museums, including descriptions of new species. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 55:466-476.
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