Sunday, 18 June 2017

Scorpion Fly

When we were walking round Corstorphine HIll yesterday we were very happy to find this lovely scorpion fly. I hadn't taken a photo of it but Crafty Green Boyfriend had taken a few - this first photo shows how beautiful and  colourfulthe insect is!

 This second photo shows the tail, very reminiscent of a scorpion's sting.
The scorpion fly is harmless to humans and makes a living by scavanging and stealing prey from spiders' webs. There are three species of scorpion fly in the UK and they are apparently very difficult to tell apart!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's a pretty insect and what interesting way it makes its living. The spider can always find more.

Lowcarb team member said...

It is very colourful, I don't think I've seen one before.

All the best Jan