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Mecoptera (scorpion flies)

Wikipedia Abstract

Mecoptera (from the Greek: meco- = "long", -ptera = "wings") are an order of insects with about 550 species in nine families worldwide. Mecoptera are sometimes called scorpionflies after their largest family, Panorpidae, in which the males have enlarged genitals that look similar to the stinger of a scorpion.
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Family

Apteropanorpidae (2)
Bittacidae (hanging scorpionflies and hangingflies) (201)
Boreidae (snow scorpionflies) (29)
Choristidae (Scorpionfly) (8)
Eomeropidae (1)
Meropeidae (earwigflies) (2)
Nannochoristidae (7)
Panorpidae (common scorpionflies) (419)
Panorpodidae (14)

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