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Photo#355860
Odd Bug - Boreus coloradensis - female

Odd Bug - Boreus coloradensis - Female
Zion National Park, Utah, USA
November 28, 2009
Size: 8-10 mm

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Odd Bug - Boreus coloradensis - female Odd Bug - Boreus coloradensis - female

nice record. thanks. I agre
nice record. thanks. I agree with the determination based on locality, no notal setae visible in the photos, and the color tone..

Moved tentatively...
...based on the following comment from Dr. D.W. Webb (INHS): "The only species of Boreus listed from Utah in Norm Penny's catalogue of World Mecoptera is B. coloradensis Byer 1955. I do not have a copy of his revision of Boreus on hand but I doubt that species can be identified from a simple habitus photo."

Moved from Snow Scorpionflies.

 
Thanks
I had never seen one of these things before.

 
few do, Cliff.
these guys are usually seen walking on snow when most bug aficionados are deeply in the state of hibernation

nice! i'll solicit Dr Webb's input
Moved from ID Request.

Just an observation...
...the head/face looks a bit like one of the Common Scorpionflies (Panorpidae)