Harpobittacus similisCommon name: Common Western Scorpionfly

Meaning of name: Unknown.

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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