Panorpa from Mill Hill on 2 September 2004Scorpion Flies Information

Panorpa communis (Linnaeus, 1758)

does not match the abdomen colour exactly. Are the sexes different colours?

Checklist of UK Recorded Panorpidae


Panorpa cognata Rambur, 1842
Panorpa communis Linnaeus
Panorpa germanica Linnaeus
Peyerimhoffina gracilis (Schneider, 1851)


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