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Family Panorpodidae

Brachypanorpa sacajawea Byers - Brachypanorpa sacajawea - male Brachypanorpa sacajawea Byers - Brachypanorpa sacajawea - male At last a female.. - Brachypanorpa oregonensis - female New male - Brachypanorpa oregonensis - male Unknown insect - Brachypanorpa Scorpionfly? - Brachypanorpa carolinensis - male Brachypanorpa Scorpionfly - Brachypanorpa - male Brachypanorpa Scorpionfly - Brachypanorpa - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mecoptera (Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies)
Family Panorpodidae
Numbers
5 spp. of a single genus in the New World, all restricted to the US; another genus (4 spp.) in Korea and Japan(1)
Identification
Adults are drab brown; females display various degrees of wing reduction(1)
Range
2 spp. in se.US (VA-NC-TN) and 3 spp. in the West (MT-OR-CA)(1)
Habitat
Larvae are scarabaeiform and found in the soil where they presumably feed on plant roots(1)