Orange Striped Crane Fly
Female: Wing Venation
Short-palped Crane Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Small Crane Fly (Limoniidae)|
|Species:||Short-palped Crane Fly (Symplecta pilipes)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The big visual difference between Crane flies & Scorpion flies is that Scorpion flies (Order Mecoptera) have 4 wings and are not true flies.
Crane flies are true flies which all have 2 wings and 2 clubs (halteres). Due to their slender bodies the Crane fly halteres are much easier to see than with many other fly species.