Orange Striped Crane Fly
Female, Abdomen
Orange Striped Crane Fly
Female, Wing Venation
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, Wing Venation🔎

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.

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