scorp250pxionflyFun Facts – Scorpion Fly

  • The male Scorpion Fly has scorpion-like tail, hence how it got its name.
  • The Scorpion Fly has a reddish head with a long beak to go along with its black and yellow body.
  • A male Scorpion Fly will woo a female with gift offerings of prey or by displaying his scorpion-like tail.
  • The larvae both scavenge and pupate in the soil just below the surface.
  • One main staple of the Scorpion Fly’s diet is to eat dead insects, often taking them from spider webs.
  • The adult Scorpion Fly rarely flies great distances preferring to crawl on vegetation in damp, shaded places near water and along hedgerows instead.