Name: Scorpion Fly
Scientific name: Panorpa spp.
Nature Stars: 50
About: A strange looking insect, with a long beak-like face, dark patches on the wings and a scorpion-like tail, which the male uses in courtship display. Found in gardens, hedgerows and woodland edges.
How to identify: Several species of Scorpion Fly live in the UK, which are difficult to tell apart.
Fantastic fact: Scorpion Flies feed on the remains of insects that have been caught in spiders webs!
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc