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ForestDragon 9 years ago

This species of Crane Fly was introduced from Europe. Crane flies are neat insects. Contrary to some of their common names like Mosquito Hawk and Skeeter-eater, adult crane flies usually do not eat or drink. Some may feed at flowers. They usually live long enough to reproduce. They are harmless and cannot bite or sting.

Most crane fly larva eat decaying organic material. None are known to feed on mosquitoes specifically.

RachaelB 9 years ago

Definitely a crane fly. Nice shot.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Crane fly, perhaps?

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Beautiful creature! these keep the mosquito population in control.

Urek  Jurek  Wyder
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Urek Jurek Wyder

Québec, Canada

Spotted on Aug 12, 2012
Submitted on Nov 12, 2012

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