General Description

Typical fly possessing one pair of wings. Craneflies have extremely long legs and look gangly when flying or resting. Some species have large, feathery antennae. Body length up to 1.5 cm.


Craneflies breed in rotting organic matter. Adults fly to the surrounding vegetation. They are often seen sitting or hanging upside down from leaves or branches.


Australia wide.


Almost anywhere with rotten organic matter will produce craneflies. Eucalypt forest is a common habitat for them.

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