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Winged Scorpion.....

Or Scorpion Fly as it is better known.

This is a female

Scorpion Fly Female Tee Lake Meadow 070713 by Tim J Preston, on Flickr

This is a male

Scorpion Fly Male Tee Lake Meadow 170613 by Tim J Preston, on Flickr

If I ever had to pick a favourite fly, although I doubt I ever will, this would be it.
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Re: Winged Scorpion.....

Good shots, well done getting both sexes I usually only see one at a time. I notice that there are quite a few around at the moment - such formidable looking creatures although quite small.

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Re: Winged Scorpion.....

Ugly looking blighters; well captured.
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Re: Winged Scorpion.....

Are these in the UK?
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Re: Winged Scorpion.....

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Are these in the UK?
AFAIK I've never seen one of these and was going to ask the same question until I noticed part of your description under the photo pointing to Dothill Park Nature Reserve Tee Lake, Dothill Pool

Two cracking shots by the way.
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Re: Winged Scorpion.....

Thanks for the comments.

They are indeed UK, and they seem to be everywhere at the moment in the long grassy meadows. They are very moth like in flight, fluttery. I want a photo of one eating because they are carnivorous but I haven't found one yet. As David as said they are very small, 15-20mm.

I am starting to find live view very useful on the E420 for macro subjects after I was apprehensive at first.
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