What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is this?
Location: South Sydney area
November 9, 2012 5:12 pm
Hi,
I live in Sydney, and spotted this when it followed me into the house today (10 November). Kind of reminds me of a large mosquito. The body measures 5mm wide by 30mm long (was very patient with me while I photographed and measured it). I can’t find it in any other online source, but surely something this large is not a mystery. Would love to know what it is.
Signature: Thanks for your help

Crane Fly from Australia

This is a Crane Fly in the family Tipulidae.  We found a photo on FlickR that is identified as Ischnotoma eburnea.  We then verified that identification on the Encyclopedia of Life.  Crane Flies are harmless.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Australia

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