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Long-black-nosed Crane Fly - Leptotarsus (Phymatopsis) nigrirostris

Family Tipulidae

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

Body length 20mm
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This Crane Fly can be recognized by the long dark brown rostrum, almost black. The wings are without pattern and with costal cell in dark brown colour. The abdomen is black except first segment and the basal half on the second segment are lighter in colour.
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The head is brownish grey in colour. The thorax is pale brown with four longitudinal brown brown stripes. The second abdomen segment basal half is transparent fulvous brown and the other half in black. Legs are dark brown with coxae and basal femora in fulvous.  

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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Last updated: March 24, 2013.