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Crane Fly

Epiphragma sp.


A small slim mosquito-like fly of about 2 cms, with very long and slender legs. Head has a pair of short antennae. The mouth parts are elongated ending in a soft tuft (labella). Wings folded over and patterned.


urban gardens, grasslands and open forests


Found this fly inside the house - not an uncommon sight. It bobbed up and down for a while before settling. Family: Limoniidae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 2, 2012
Submitted on Jan 2, 2012

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