Panorpidae


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Related to Panorpidae: Boreidae
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Noun1.Panorpidae - a family of insects of the order Mecoptera
Mecoptera, order Mecoptera - an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip
scorpion fly - any of various mecopterous insects of the family Panorpidae of the northern hemisphere having a long beak and long antennae; males have a tail like that of a scorpion except it is not venomous
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
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The most speciose families are Panorpidae and Bittacidae, which contain 90% of the species within this order (Byers and Thornhill, 1983; Dunford and Somma, 2008), while the family Meropeidae consists of two species (Byers, 1973; Dunford et al.
Various species of Panorpidae have also been recorded on carrion and feeding on nectar, herb pollen, and frnitjuices (Byers and Thornhill, 1983), and recently the elusive eomeropid, Notiothauma reedi MacLachlan (Mecoptera: Eomeropidae), was found in large numbers on carrion (Jara-Soto et al.