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Species Panorpa americana

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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 (americana species group)
Species americana (Panorpa americana)
Explanation of Names
Panorpa americana Swederus 1787
Identification
The only American species with complete wing bands having clean (non-ragged) edges on a hyaline (clear, not colored) background. (Joshua Jones, 9.i.2008)
Range
se. US (NJ to FL & LA)(1)
Season
Late Sep.--early Nov below 300 m; in Yonah Mountain, GA population adults emerge 10-20 Jun(2)
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