« End of Season Hoverfly | Main | The Pfaffian in the Grassmannian... »

Scorpion Fly

A female scorpion fly of the genus Panorpa.  Photos taken in Reading University grounds, Reading, UK on 2008-09-20.  Male scorpion flies have rather imposing scorpion-like stings at the end of their tail.  I cannot recall ever having seen one of these flies before.  This one was spotted by my daughter Zoe, but I took the photos.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.