Fly - Scorpion
Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 23rd May 2017 usin Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 


 
Fly - Scorpion.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Super Order:
Panorpa communis.
Mecoptera.
Panorpida.
Adult Food:

Wingspan:
Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
Mostly on dead insects, which they frequently steal
from the webs of spiders
35 mm.
Hedgerows, Nettle beds and well wooded areas.
May - September.
The scorpion-like tail is only seen in the male and
is in fact its genitalia - and doesn't sting