Stingwings are creatures descended from scorpionflies that live in the Commonwealth in 2287. They can often be found in swarms, and their erratic flying coupled with a poisonous sting make them formidable opponents.
Stingwings appear to be some sort of large, mutated form of scorpionfly, with extended mouthparts and a scorpion-like tail ending in a bulbous and deadly sting.
The most common form of stingwing found throughout the the Commonwealth
It is worth noting that the insect that the stingwing is based off of, the Mecoptera or scorpionfly, has no ability to sting. The large, threatening tail simply houses the males’ genitals. This insect is in reality completely harmless. The stingwing is one of two new bug species added to Fallout 4.