Crane Flies and Mosquitoes

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Genus Leptotarsus   
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Black Crane Fly - Leptotarsus (Phymatopsis) flavopygalis

Family Tipulidae

This page contains pictures and information about Black Crane Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 20mm
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The Crane Fly is dark brown to black in colour. Wings are tint pale brown with darker brown on costal margin. Antenna is short and black in colour. Legs are long and slender in dark brown with tibiae brownish yellow. Prescutum has four darker brown stripes. Abdomen is dark brown with segment 1 paler colour. 
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We found this Black Crane Fly once in Karawatha Forest on Apr 2007.  

1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p741.
2. The Tipulidae (Diptera) of Australia. VIII. The genus Leptotarsus Guerin; the subgenus Phymatopsis Skuse* - 1974, NV Dobrotworsky, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 22(25) 1 - 14.

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