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Mecoptera - Brachypanorpa oregonensis

Mecoptera - Brachypanorpa oregonensis
Enumclaw, King County, Washington, USA
May 13, 2011
Size: 11 mm
Believe to be a Panorpidae, scorpionfly, but need advice from experts. I don't see any scorpionflies from Washington State.
Came to MV light at night.

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Moved from Brachypanorpa.

input from N.D. Penny:
"There are three western U.S. species of Brachypanorpa known, all of which look very similar and need to be examined closely for identification. None of them have been recorded from the state of Washington, so no matter what this species is, it is at least a new state record. The specimen photographed is a male. Without a specimen in hand to study under a microscope, I cannot identify it further."

[wow. how exciting. do you have the specimen, Gary? anyway, thank you very much for sharing this. =v=]

Moved from Panorpodidae.

Yes, I have the specimen mounted on a point. If more detailed or different angles of the specimen is needed let me know and I'll see what I can do. I'll see about locating another one as well. Is N.D. Penny located anywhere near my location?

My pleasure in sharing, hope to be an editor at some point.


Gary --you made my day, period.
will ask around for a name.

Moved from ID Request.

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