Scorpion Fly



Scorpion Fly (Panorpa communis) – Wildlife Greeting Cards

This design is based upon the drawing of a Scorpion Fly I completed. This insect which is found in gardens, hedgerows and woodland edges, particularly amongst nettles and bramble. It has a long beak-like projection from its head that is uses to feed, scavenging on dead insects and frequently stealing the contents of spider’s webs. It lives up to its name by sporting a scorpion-like tail, which the male uses in courtship displays. Adults usually mate at night, but mating can lead to the male being killed by the female. The male will present the female with a nuptial gift of a dead insect or a mass of saliva to placate her. The resulting eggs are laid in the soil and the emerging larvae live and pupate at the soil surface.

The Scorpion Fly has a black and yellow body, with a reddish head with a long beak, dark patches on the wings and a scorpion-like tail which does not sting (the male has two claspers at the end for mating). There is 3 species of Scorpion Fly that live in the UK and these are difficult to tell apart. *


Card Width : 145 mm
Card Height : 145 mm
Card Stock : Brampton Mono Stucco Textured card
Card Stock Weight : 300 gsm

Packaged Card Width : 155 mm
Packaged Card Height : 150 mm
White envelope included and enclosed in a bag

Forest Stewardship Council : FSC Mix C014059 certified and FSC Mix FSC-C006629 certified
Printed in England
Blank inside

Recycling Information:
Card, envelope, bag are widely recyclable

Order Code: SF00-14

Additional information

Weight.021 kg
Dimensions151 × 1 × 151 mm