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Species Panorpa claripennis

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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 (dissimilis species group)
Species claripennis (Panorpa claripennis)
Explanation of Names
Panorpa claripennis Hine 1901
Identification
wing ground color clear, crossveins lightly margined, apical band dark brown, broken posteriorly; pterostigmal band brown, continuous; basal band reduced to two large spots; marginal spots absent (1)(2)
Range
se. Canada to n. FL, west to MI-WI(3)(4)
Habitat
floodplain or similar poorly drained habitats; often seen on foliage of Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Season
May-Jul(3)
Remarks
common; appears earlier in the year than most other species
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.Insects: Their Natural History And Diversity: With a Photographic Guide to Insects of Eastern North America
Stephen A. Marshall. 2006. Firefly Books Ltd.
3.Penny N.D. (-2014) The Mecoptera of North America
4.World checklist of extant Mecoptera species