Mosquito
Female, wing venation
Ellura
Long Legged Fly
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Mosquito (Ochlerotatus camptorhynchus)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Fly (Diptera)
Family: Mosquito (Culicidae)
Species: Mosquito (Ochlerotatus camptorhynchus)
This Photo:     Female, feeding
Other name: Mozzie

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Notice how the sheath bends towards the mozzie's body as she inserts the very thin proboscis. About half the thickness of my finger hair which you can see bombing the photo.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Mosquitoes look a lot like Midges.
An easy differentiator is that, at rest, mozzies hold their rear legs up, midges hold their front legs up.
Depending on the photo, a more guaranteed identifier is that Mosquitoes have a very long mouths / proboscis (straw like appendage that males drink nectare from and females suck blood with).
The proboscis is made of two parts, a thin inner "straw" and an outer sheath. The sheath protects the actual proboscis. It can be seen in the feeding shot here.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species