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Short-palped Crane Fly

Discobola australis

Description:

Many of these crane flies were in the grasses at the back of our property yesterday. They were about 30mm long incl. wings but the legs brought their overall dimensions to about 60mm. White halteres clearly visible. Gold translucence to the legs. Intricate patterns of white and tan on wings.

Habitat:

Suburban back yard.

Notes:

family: LIMONIIDAE
subfamily: LIMNOPHILINAE
tribe: LIMNOPHILINI

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

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