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Crane Fly


A winged insect with a light brown slender body and long thin legs.


I found this on top of some grass next to the steps in front of my house.

1 Species ID Suggestions

CandiceB 8 years ago
Mosquito Hawk

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1 Comment

ForestDragon 8 years ago

This is a Crane Fly. Crane flies are often called "mosquito hawks" or "skeeter eaters" which can be confusing. Adult Crane Flies do not eat or drink, they also do not bite or sting. They live long enough to reproduce and that is it.
Crane Flies do share a similar body shape to mosquitoes and are in the same "No Taxon" group, but that is about it as far as relationship between the two insects go.

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New York, USA

Spotted on Jun 26, 2012
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

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