Mecoptera

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Mecoptera

an order of insects containing the scorpion flies.
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He added: "The scorpion fly was just hanging round the pond, so it was a case of wellies on and climb in to get the picture.
IN FOCUS Les won a local award last year with this picture AWARD-WINNER This photograph of a scorpion fly scooped the British Wildlife Photography Awards' Hidden Britain prize for Les Holburn
They argue in their book - based apparently on their study of the scorpion fly - that men will force women to have sex if their urgent need to reproduce is thwarted.