Scientific Name: Nephrotoma australasiae
Other Common Names: Mosquito Hawk, Gallinippers, Jimmy Spinners
Species documented in 1890 by Skuse.
Flies from the Tipulidae family are often said to resemble giant mosquitos. The Tiger Crane Fly can grow to approximately 17mm in body length.
The abdomen is yellow with black bands attributing to the common name of the Tiger Crane Fly. The legs are long in comparison to the body.
Endemic to Queensland and Northern Territory.