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Jewels of Death: Images of Spider Flies

Panops grossi (Neboiss) comb.

An adult spider fly

(Image credit: Shaun Winterton)

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Panops grossi (Neboiss) comb.

An adult spider fly

(Image credit: Shaun Winterton)

It is just me, or does this one look like a Corn Nut?Learn more about Spider Flies

Panops aurum

An adult spider fly

(Image credit: Shaun Winterton)

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Panops jade

An adult spider fly

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Panops schlingeri

An adult spider fly

(Image credit: Shaun Winterton)

These species were named for Evert I. Schlinger, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, who started studying the spider fly in the 1960s. Learn more about Spider Flies

Panops jade

An adult spider fly

(Image credit: Shaun Winterton)

Researcher Shaun Winterton named this one after his daughter, Jade. Learn more about Spider Flies

Helle longirostris (Hudson)

An adult spider fly

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This one looks like the alien from Alien (Brandywine Productions, 1979).Learn more about Spider Flies

Panops schlingeri

An adult spider fly

(Image credit: Shaun Winterton)

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Schlingeriella irwini Gillung & Winterton

An adult spider fly

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Ogcodes

An adult spider fly

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Jennifer Welsh
Jennifer Welsh graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz's Science Communication graduate program after working at a start up biotech company for three years after getting her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame. She has worked at WiredScience, The Scientist and Discover Magazine before joining the Live Science team.