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Bug ID if you please

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by jryoung1947, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. I thought this fellow was neat but I have no idea what it is :smile:

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  2. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    It's called a scorpion fly. Don't know the latin name.

    Nice shot.
  3. I made a bet with myself I'd hear from you. THANKS!
  4. Panorpa

    Excellent shot.

  5. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    How much did you win. :biggrin:
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice shot Torben
  7. Harry is right. Order Mecoptera. The wing pattern is very like our Panorpa meridionalis.


    This is a female. The females are a bad tempered bunch and do not like males. They also suffer from what I know as the 'Headache' syndrome when it comes to sex, but the males are a dubious bunch and they have a trick up their sleeve. They spit out a global of a sugary sweet substance that the female loves, and while they, ( the female) are distracted in lapping this up the male has his 'wicked way with her.:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: 

    I once tried this with a box of Black Magic Chocolate but all I got was a kick in the ribs. Ha well, you cannot win them all.:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    LOL Bob F.
  8. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    I'll never look at a panorpa with the same eyes again. :biggrin:

    Bob, it SHOULD have been a big box of cream filled Danish chocolates. :wink:
  9. So where were you when I needed you to come up with this information. Too little too late.:biggrin::biggrin:

    Isn't nature full of weird and wonderful facts. This is why I find the whole subject so interesting.

    BW. Bob F.
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