Orange Striped Crane Fly
Female, dorsal
Orange Striped Crane Fly
Female, close up
Orange Striped Crane Fly (Gynoplistia cf bella)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Flies (Diptera)
Family: Small Crane Fly (Tipulomorpha: Limoniidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Orange Striped Crane Fly (Gynoplistia cf bella)
This Photo:     🔍Female, profile🔎

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"

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.