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Orange Fat Crane Fly - Leptotarsus (Leptotarsus) ducalis bancrofti

Family Tipulidae

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

Body length 20mm
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This Crane Fly can be easily recognized by the orange prescutum with three black confluent stripes and the dark brown wings with three separated orange spots. 
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The head is orange in colour. The rostrum is short. The prescutum is orange with three black short confluent longitudinal stripes. Scutellum is orange. Legs are black with orange tibiae. Abdomen is orange with black pattern. 

1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p741.
2. The Tipulidae (Diptera) of Australia. VII.* The genus Leptotarsus Guérin: The sugenera Leptotarsus s.str. and Pseudoleptotarsus Alexander - 1972, NV Dobrotworsky, Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 20(16) 11 - 43.

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Last updated: March 24, 2013.