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Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by jryoung1947, Jun 13, 2007.
I thought this fellow was neat but I have no idea what it is :smile:
It's called a scorpion fly. Don't know the latin name.
I made a bet with myself I'd hear from you. THANKS!
How much did you win. :biggrin:
Nice shot Torben
Harry is right. Order Mecoptera. The wing pattern is very like our Panorpa meridionalis.
Now for some REALLY INTERESTING INFORMATION.
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.
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.
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:
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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