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Subject: Wasp with a skorpion like body
Location: Central, Texas
October 25, 2012 10:55 am
I found several on a mound of wet cat food.
Signature: Lone Star

Subject: More Skorpion Fly pictures
Location: Central, Texas
October 25, 2012 1:13 pm
Like I said before there was 5 of them on my cats wet food. Thanks in advance for your help.
Signature: Lone Star

Scorpionfly

Dear Lone Star,
We are fascinated by Scorpionflies being attracted to cat food.  According to BugGuide:  “Adults feed mainly on dead/dying insects, rarely on nectar/fruit” but nothing about cat food.  We much prefer live Scorpionflies to dead ones.  They are not harmful to cats or humans, and our instincts lead us to believe that this is Unnecessary Carnage.

Scorpionflies

Daniel,
Thank you for the info & your quick reply.
I had never seen one & with all the invasive specie these days, I was concerned.

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