Common Scorpionfly

Common Scorpionfly

This is a male Common Scorpionfly (Panorpa communis). The big "sting" at the back is not for fighting but for holding the female specimen through the copulation.

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Camera: NIKON D40
Focal Length: 55 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
 

 

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  • Nicely done! Very up close and personal. Almost looks like an alien creature :)
    Ilan @ 2008-07-09 22:13:58
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Common Scorpionfly

Common Scorpionfly

This is a male Common Scorpionfly (Panorpa communis). The big "sting" at the back is not for fighting but for holding the female specimen through the copulation.

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D40
Focal Length: 55 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
 

 

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Latest Comment

  • Nicely done! Very up close and personal. Almost looks like an alien creature :)
    Ilan @ 2008-07-09 22:13:58
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