Scorpion Fly

Name: Scorpion Fly

Scientific name: Panorpa spp.

Category: Minibeasts

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

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.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 30
  • Rarity: 30
  • Cute factor: 10
  • Traveller: 50

Fantastic fact: Scorpion Flies feed on the remains of insects that have been caught in spiders webs!

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Batitus
    • Date: 2013-05-24 16:15:22
    • Batitus

    I think they are really strange looking, But quite cool.

  • Batitus
    • Date: 2013-05-24 16:15:06
    • Batitus

    I think they are really strange looking, But quite cool.

  • Dolphilor
    • Date: 2010-07-25 17:57:55
    • Dolphilor

    I think their weird