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Common Brown Crane Fly - Leptotarsus (Macromastix) costalis

Family Tipulidae

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

Body length 15mm
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This Crane Fly is fulvous brown in colour. On thorax there are the very light-brownish stripes. Rostrum is as long as head. Legs are long and slender. The abdomen is relatively small. 

1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p741.
2. The Tipulidae (Diptera) of Australia. X. The genus Leptotarsus Guérin; the subgenus Macromastix Osten-Sacken* - 1974, NV Dobrotworsky, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 22(25) 31 - 62.

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Last updated: March 24, 2013.