Welcome to the Order Mecoptera page, also known as scorpionflies and hangingflies!
Information about Mecoptera in general:
- Range in size from 0.9cm to 2.5cm (0.35in. to 1 in.), are skinny-bodied with the head elongated downwards.
- Most have four veiny wings of similar size and shape.
- Male scorpionflies have a scorpion-looking tail, is actually genetalia, cannot sting and is harmless.
Mecoptera identified and listed in alphabetical order by family name.