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Panorpa vulgaris 1.jpg
female P. vulgaris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Mecoptera
Family: Panorpidae
Genus: Panorpa
Linnaeus, 1758

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Panorpa is a genus of scorpionflies that is widely dispersed in the Northern hemisphere. However, they do not occur in the western USA and Canada.

About 240 species are described as of 2007.

Larvae and adults feed on carrion.[1]


This list is adapted from the World Checklist of extant Mecoptera species: Panorpa and complete as of 1997.
  • Panorpa annexa latina Navás, 1928 (Italy)
  • Panorpa annexa subalpina Navás, 1928 (Italy)
  • Panorpa annexa etrusca Willmann, 1976 (Italy)
  • Panorpa cognata osellai Willmann, 1976 (Italy)
P. communis
  • Panorpa communis Linnaeus, 1758 (Andorra, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, England, Spain)
  • Panorpa communis raehlei Lauterbach, 1970 (Europe)
  • Panorpa dichotoma dichotoma Miyamoto, 1977 (Japan)
  • Panorpa dichotoma intermedia Miyamoto, 1977 (Japan)
  • Panorpa germanica riegeri Lauterbach, 1971 (Germany)
  • Panorpa germanica euboica Lauterbach, 1972 (Balkans of southern Europe)
  • Panorpa germanica graeca Lauterbach, 1972 (Greece)
  • Panorpa germanica rumelica Lauterbach, 1972 (Turkey)
  • Panorpa gokaensis togephora Miyamoto, 1984 (Japan)
  • Panorpa sexspinosa sexspinosa Cheng, 1949 (China: Shensi)
  • Panorpa sexspinosa zhongnanensis Chou & Wang, 1981 (China)
  • Panorpa tatvana tatvana Willmann, 1974 (Turkey)
  • Panorpa tatvana ressli Willmann, 1975 (Turkey)
  • Panorpa turcica anatolica Willmann, 1975 (Turkey)
  • Panorpa turcica pontica Willmann, 1975 (Turkey)


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