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Scorpian Fly?? - Panorpa palustris - male

Scorpian Fly?? - Panorpa palustris - Male
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
April 27, 2008

Thanks Wes!
Moved from Panorpa.

Based on the locality and tim
Based on the locality and time of year as well as wing markings, this is Panorpa palustris.

Yep.
And it looks like a male from the distinctive scorpion-like end. There is only one genus (Panorpa) in North America. Maybe someone else can get you to species.

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