Fly - Scorpion
Fact File
Taken at Barns Ness on 17 June 2018 using Nikon D5200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 




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

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