Tiger Crane Fly - Nephrotoma australasiae

Family Tipulidae

This page contains pictures and information about Tiger Crane Flies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm 

 This large Crane Fly is common in Brisbane forest. They have yellow body with black bands on abdomen, slender body and very long legs. Notice the 'V' shape pattern on its thorax.

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The Tiger Crane Fly male is slightly smaller than the female. They can easily be found in the semi-forest near creek. The fly is usually found resting on leaf in shaded area.
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Last updated: January 11, 2005.