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Dull-yellow Crane Fly - Leptotarsus (Macromastix) hackeri

Family Tipulidae

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

Body length 15mm
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This Crane Fly is yellowish in colour. Wings are brownish-yellow tint with costal margin and stigma darker. Abdomen is yellow with segments 7 and 8 dark brown, other segments including segment 9 is pale yellow. There is no dorsomedian stripe on abdomen. Thorax is dull yellow without any stripes. Legs are dull yellow to brown towards the tips. Haltere is pale brown. 
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We found this fly on Apr 2005 and Oct 2010 in Ford Road Conservation Area. 

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.