Spot ID Characters for the Order

MECOPTERA


Key Characters:

  • Elongated head with chewing mouthparts
  • Front and hind wings similar in shape and venation
  • Only males in the family Panorpidae have genitalia
        that resemble a scorpion's tail




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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University