Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Crane fly

Tipulidae

Description:

Slender body and stilt-like legs, dark colour and resembling an oversized mosquito.

Habitat:

Spotted during a raining morning 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.

Notes:

Crane fly is sometimes known as daddy longlegs, the larvae of crane flies are known commonly as leatherjackets. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Diptera Suborder: Nematocera Infraorder: Tipulomorpha Superfamily: Tipuloidea Family: Tipulidae

No species ID suggestions

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.74, Long: 107.01

Spotted on Jan 27, 2017
Submitted on Feb 3, 2017

Related spottings

Crane Fly Crane fly Crane Fly crane fly

Nearby spottings

Unnamed spotting orb web spider scorpionfly fruit fly