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Image of Bittacus chlorostigma Mac Lachlan 1881

Image of <i>Bittacus chlorostigma</i> Mac Lachlan 1881

Description:

This is a kind of scorpionfly (Mecoptera), and it was one of a TON. They look a lot like crane flies when they fly, but when you look closer you see the four wings, and maybe a prey item, and you realize it ain't no fly. BugGuide says there's only one Bittacus in the Pacific states, so I guess this is it. Sweet.

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Ken-ichi Ueda
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