Panorpidae are a family of scorpionflies. This family contains more than 350 species. They are 9?25 mm long.
These insects have 4 membranous wings and also have threadlike antennae. Their elongated faces terminate with jaws that are used to feed on dead and dying insects, nectar, and rotting fruit. While in larvae form, they scavenge by consuming dead insects on ground.
- Leptopanorpa MacLachlan, 1875 (12 species)
- Neopanorpa Weele, 1909 (ca. 110 species)
- Panorpa Linnaeus, 1758 (ca. 240 species)
- Sinopanorpa Cai et Hua in Cai, Huang et Hua, 2008 (3 species)
The Family Panorpidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (2): Aulops · Panorpa
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 155 species and subspecies in the Family Panorpidae.
Panorpa is a genus of scorpionflies that is widely dispersed in the Northern hemisphere. However, they do not occur in the western USA and Canada. [more]
At least 153 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Panorpa.
More info about the Genus Panorpa may be found here.
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