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Photo#243920
Panorpa claripennis - male

Panorpa claripennis - Male
Kellettville, Forest County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 5, 2008
I'm pretty sure this belongs in Panorpa, but I'm not sure which one or what is in the mouth?

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Panorpa claripennis - male Panorpa claripennis - male

Moved
Moved from Panorpa.

I believe this is Panorpa claripennis.
I'm basing the ID mostly on the physical description and range map in "The Mecoptera, or Scorpionflies, of Illinois", which also includes many species found outside of Illinois. Range of this species is mostly a band from New England to Wisconsin, including central and wetern Pennsylvania. Here are the descriptors visible in these photos:
1) Head, thorax, and abdomen dark reddish-brown.
2) Legs dark yellow.
3) Wing membranes colorless.
4) Central wing band broken, forming separate spots on either side of wing.
5) Band at end of wing broken.
6) Other wing spots small.
The wing spot description was actually a lot more detailed, but hard for me to describe here without a lot of jargon.

See this guide page.

Also see this image from Mecoptera of Ontario.

 
Thanks
I appreciate the help.

munching on some insect cadaver, as they often do
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