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Scorpion fly male - Panorpa nuptialis - male

Scorpion fly male - Panorpa nuptialis - Male
Mayflower, Camp Robinson WDA, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA
Size: 22mm
I guess we can see where the name came from. Appears these are all in Panorpa. Looks close to one from October in Oklahoma on this site. Right before this shot a female and a male seemed to be flashing their wings at each other.

Common name...
I'm thinking maybe "Sea-Horse Fly" might be a good alternate choice :-)

Aha! Panorpa nuptialis
Moved from Panorpa. See comments to this image:

referring to this image shown on a page at Texas A&M. Double aha! Also shown in Arnett, fig. 28.6 (1). The dark orange body and heavy markings on the wings look to be distinctive, so I'm crossing my fingers and moving the image!

Beautiful
Great shot!

Hershel,
this fly is just awesome, great capture!

 
Shot
I appreciate the comments from the expert shooters.

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