Sighting

Reiner Richter 8 Mar 2017

Cradle Mountain Cranefly

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Sighted 4 Feb 2017
Dove Canyon Track, Cradle Mountain TAS 7306, Australia

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Identifications

  • Zac Billingham 14 March 2017
    Leptotarsus Phymatopsis tonnoiranus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Tipulidae: Leptotarsus Phymatopsis: tonnoiranus
    Common Names: Flies, Tipulids, crane flies
    Zac Billingham says

    Thanks Reiner - more fantastic photos and another new addition for the project, this is the first species of Phymatopsis added so far. Among the subgenera of Leptotarsus, Phymatopsis most closely resembles Habromastix, both having protruding male hypopygia, however the male Habromastix have greatly elongated antennae while in male Phymatopsis the antennae are short. L. P. tonnoiranus is the only species of Phymatopsis know from Tasmania.

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Notes

  • Reiner Richter 20 March 2017
    Tagged With thanks
    Reiner Richter says

    Thanks Zac for the ID

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