scorpionfly

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English[edit]

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Panorpa communis, a scorpionfly.

Etymology[edit]

scorpion +‎ fly

Noun[edit]

scorpionfly (plural scorpionflies)

  1. Any insect of the family Panorpidae having a curved tail rather like a scorpion.
  2. The insect order Mecoptera or superorder Mecopterida.

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