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Crane flies (mating)

Tipulidae sp.

Description:

Adults are very slender, long-legged flies that may vary in length from 2–60 millimeters. At least 4,256 species of crane flies have been described. This makes Tipulidae one of the largest families of Diptera (although smaller than Limoniidae, one of the other extant families of crane flies).

Habitat:

Meadow.

Notes:

One of several billion pairs of crane fly swarming all over our grass today!

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2 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Aaron! They were absolutely everywhere today so they were difficult to miss!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Excellent spotting!

KarenL
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KarenL

Franklin, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Apr 2, 2012
Submitted on Apr 2, 2012

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