What is another word for Family Panorpidae?

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[ fˈamɪli pˈanɔːpˌɪdiː], [ fˈamɪli pˈanɔːpˌɪdiː], [ f_ˈa_m_ɪ_l_i p_ˈa_n_ɔː_p_ˌɪ_d_iː]

Family Panorpidae, commonly known as scorpionflies, encompass a diverse array of insect species. These fascinating creatures can be found in various parts of the globe, most commonly in temperate regions. In addition to being known as scorpionflies due to their elongated, curving abdomens, they are also frequently referred to as hangingflies due to their penchant for perching on plant stems and hanging upside down. Other synonyms for Family Panorpidae include scorpion-horned flies, scorpion-wasps, and Mecoptera, a classification that derives from the Greek words "mekos" and "pteron," meaning "long wing." Whatever they may be called, these interesting insects are a vital part of ecosystems across the world, playing important roles in pollination and food webs.

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Family Panorpidae contains about 45 taxa including moths, cobwebs, and owls. The family's diversity is reflected in its many habitats, from deserts to rainforests. The moths of family Panorpidae typically have small wings, often with stripes or annulations, and short antennae. The males typically have brightly coloured wings and are often attracted to light. The larvae feed on living plant tissue, and often occupy unique animal or plant host species. Some of the most commonly encountered species are the Hawaiian bobtail moth, the tiger swallowtail, and the Carolina Sphinx.

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