Subject: What is this?
Location: South Sydney area
November 9, 2012 5:12 pm
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
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.