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Subject: New to me
Location: Washington state greater Seattle area
March 25, 2016 8:35 am
Lived at this location for 15 years and just this spring I have seen a couple of these. Any ideas?
Signature: Cdm

Scorpionfly

Scorpionfly

Dear Cdm,
This is a member of the insect order Mecoptera which includes Scorpionflies, Hangingflies, and Earwigflies and we believe we have identified it as a member of the genus
Brachypanorpa, most likely Brachypanorpa oregonensis based on this BugGuide image and the range which is listed as Oregon and Washington.  Of the family, BugGuide states:  “Larvae are scarabaeiform and found in the soil where they presumably feed on plant roots.”

Scorpionfly

Scorpionfly

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Seattle, Washington

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