Harpobittacus similisCommon name: Common Western Scorpionfly
Distribution: Occurs in coastal areas of the southwest of Western Australia from Geraldton to Albany.
Description: Approximately 25 millimetres long.
Notes: Male scorpionflies offer gifts of food to females. While the female is feeding the male will attempt to mate with her.
References: Guide to the Wildlife of the Perth Region. Simon Neville Publications. 2005
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