Panorpa communis (Linnaeus, 1758)
|Location:||Austria, Niederösterreich, Ober-Danegg|
|Copyright:||Per Hoffmann Olsen|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 30D|
|Lens:||Sigma 150mm 1:2.8 APO Macro|
The is a Male with its typical genitalia very similar to a scorpions stinger, which gave the whole family its name - Scorpionflies.
Insect of the year in Austria 2018.
On the 1. of March 2020 iNaturalist chose this as the Observation of the day.
Tony Iwane - iNaturalist Staff: "Wonderful capture, thanks for sharing @per-hoffmann-olsen, this is iNaturalist's Observation of the Day! We've posted it to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts."
Easier to identify from this angle.