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DCX Crane Fly - Dolichopeza (Dolichopeza) sp.

Family Tipulidae

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

Body length 15mm 
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This Crane Fly has the very long and slender legs. It is reddish brown in colour. On prescutum there are three darker brown stripes. Legs are light brown. Wings are faint tint brown with stigma darker brown. Abdomen is pale yellow ringed with dark brown. Haltere pale brown with knob in darker colour.
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We call this DCX Crane Fly because it is Discal-cell-X, discal cell missing on wings. 
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We usually found large group of them hanging on sheltered rock or mud wall. 
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Males have antennae medium long, females' antenna are shorter.  
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From reference information, species in genus Dolichopeza look very similar. 
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1. Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland - Queensland Museum Publications 2000, p103.
2. The Tipulidae (Diptera) of Australia I. A review of the genera of the subamily Tipulinae - NV Dobrotworsky, 1968, Australian Journal of Zoology 16(3) 459 - 494. 
3. The Tipulidae (Diptera) of Australia. XI*. The genus Dolichopeza Curtis - 1974, NV Dobrotworsky, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 22(32) 1 - 27. 

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