Short-palped Crane Fly
S5: dorsal
Ellura
Short-palped Crane Fly
S5: profile
 
    
Short-palped Crane Fly (Dolichopeza sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Large Crane Fly (Tipulidae)
Species: Short-palped Crane Fly (Dolichopeza sp)
This Photo:     S3: dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
~11mm long, ~24mm wingspan. Legs ~30mm long.
6 specimens found in April, May & June

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Apr-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.