Subject: What is this?
Location: Orange, nsw, Australia
February 20, 2014 4:25 am
Hi bug man, this flew into our house, i have never seen anything like it, could you please tell me what it is.
We believe this is a Crane Fly in the family Tipulidae. There are some images on the Brisbane Insect site that look similar.
Subject: “Tipulidae” from Australia
February 22, 2014 11:52 am
on Feb. Feb.20, 2014 “Tara” posted an isect from New South Wales, Australia. You answered that this might be a crane fly / Tipulidae, but if you look at the wing venation it is evident that this insect does not belong to the Diptera at all, it’s Hymenoptera. It’ another parasitic Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae or Braconidae. You may compare the wing venation of a Tipulidae here: http://www.metafysica.nl/nature/insect/hennig1954_7.jpg
Kind regards Erwin
Signature: Erwin Beyer
Thanks Erwin. Because of an earlier comment, we have already addressed this error, and we will add your comment to the posting.