A big orange Crane Fly, long stretched leg like a crane, distinctive orange colored head, thorax, & abdomen.
Spotted during a day walk at Kebun Raya Cibodas, a 80ha area above 1.400 metres high, mix of botanical park with big trees & palms and surrounded by rainforest at the foot of Gene volcano, Java - Indonesia. Crane flies are found worldwide, though individual species usually have limited ranges. They are most diverse in the tropics, and are also common in northern latitudes and high elevations.
The larvae of crane flies are known commonly as leatherjackets. Kingdom: Animalia Clade: Euarthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Superfamily: Tipuloidea Family: Tipulidae
Lat: -6.75, Long: 107.02
Spotted on Nov 11, 2017
Submitted on Dec 3, 2017