Bent Lauxaniid Fly
Orange Striped Crane Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Small Crane Fly (Limoniidae)|
|Species:||Orange Striped Crane Fly (Gynoplistia cf bella)|
|This Photo:||Female: dorsal|
Thank you Tony Daley for helping with the identification of this species
Thank you Zac Billingham for helping with the identification of this species
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~13mm long, wings ~11mm long.
Difficult to id these to species as there are so many of them. Further we only one a female making it harder. Zac said "G. bella would be most likely and is the only Gynoplistia known from SA so far as I'm aware"
We found one female in May.