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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Exposure: f/8.5, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-08 9:02
Viewed: 3103
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Panorpa communis is the most common member of the order mecoptera in northern Europe. Its english name, scorpion fly, is derived from the shape of the male appendage as can be seen in this picture.Despite the resemblance it is not a sting like in the true scorpions.
But the real defining character is the downward extension of the head, forming a strong snout. Panorpa feeds on dead animal matter and fruits, mainly. It flies weakly in shady places (Source Michael Chinery, Insects of Britain and western Europe).

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Hi philippe,

Well done & congrats. Nice capture of this fly.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-08 15:46]

Salut Philippe,c'est une macro de grande classe,un insect que je connais tres bien et que tu as capture' depuis une differenre et tres jolie prise de vue.Magnifique nettete',couleurs et details,mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano.

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