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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

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Panops jade

An adult spider fly

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Panops schlingeri

An adult spider fly

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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

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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 is a Connecticut-based science writer and editor and a regular contributor to Live Science. She also has several years of bench work in cancer research and anti-viral drug discovery under her belt. She has previously written for Science News, VerywellHealth, The Scientist, Discover Magazine, WIRED Science, and Business Insider.