What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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

Scorpionfly

Scorpionfly

Dear Jean,
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
Regards
Jean

Scorpionfly

Scorpionfly

Thanks Jean,
That is much better.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Tiddesley Wood, Pershore, UK

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