Subject: Bug for ID
Location: Tiddesley Wood, Pershore, UK
September 6, 2014 9:41 am
Saw this rather beautiful ‘fly’ and wondered what it was! I have a better quality image if you would like it.
Signature: Jean Booth
Our email submission system is able to handle large digital files and we would love to get a higher resolution image of this Scorpionfly in the order Mecoptera. We found some matching images on Olympus System Talk UK, but they are not identified to the species level. Bugs and Weeds identifies it as Panorpa communis, and there are some nice images on Nature Spot. Your individual is a female. Please send a higher quality image.
Higher Resolution image attached
That is much better.