Mosca escorpión

Jesús Javier Aguilar Gallego

 

Species

Mecoptera

 

Descripción

Mecoptera is an order of neoptera insects, with a tubular body shape and oral pieces extremely large which form a sort of beak or face with modified jaws. Some males’ reproductory organs reminds us the scorpions postabdomen, so they are also known as scorpion flies. Nevertheless, they are totally inoffensive. 500 especies are known. These insects are often found in wet forest areas. Some species are capable to attack other insects and eat them. Other eat nectar. On the contrary, their larvae are fed with a great variety of common plants leaves.

 

Techcnique

Digital

 

Year

2015

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