Speckled Short-palped Crane Fly
Female, Normal Stance
Orange Striped Crane Fly
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Small Crane Fly (Tipulomorpha: Limoniidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Orange Striped Crane Fly (Gynoplistia cf bella)|
|This Photo:||🔍Female: dorsal🔎|
Thank you Tony Daley & Zac Billingham for helping with the id of this species for us
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.