Dave Kennard's photos with the Mecoptera

Common scorpionfly (Panorpa communis) female

Common scorpionfly (Panorpa communis) female
A female Common scorpionfly (Panorpa communis) hangs onto a rush.

From Wikipedia:

Panorpa communis or common scorpionfly is a species of scorpionfly native to Western Europe.

The common scorpionfly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head and t…
Added on July  1, 2010