Male Snow Scorpionfly (Boreidae)

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Comments (1)

Dana Jensen on March 26, 2009

Thank you for your comment. Yes, that is a another name for them, that is the problem with common names and the reason I put the family name as well. They are fairly small, at about 3-4 mm, the female being a bit longer than the male. They have the long 'beak' feature that makes them like the scorpionfly family, and they are closely related to fleas with similar jumping abilities. And I think these little guys are great. (The other snow fleas are much smaller and are part of the order Collembola).

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 25, 2009
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    by Dana Jensen
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
    • Taken on 2009/03/07 16:12:52
    • Exposure: 0.077s (1/13)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash