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Crane Fly

Description:

Long legs , flys erratically .

Habitat:

Inside homes, moist places

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2 Comments

tomato.glasgow
tomato.glasgow 8 years ago

Thanks ForestDragon

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

This is a type of Crane Fly. They are from family Tipulidae. Though they are sometimes called Mosquito Hawks it is a confusing name. Adult Crane Flies usually live long enough to reproduce. They usually do not eat or drink, though some feed on nectar, and they can't bite or sting.

Their larvae live in the soil and often eat roots and other vegetation.

Here is a link to Bugguide and Wikipedia with more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly
http://bugguide.net/node/view/97799/bgpa...

Hope this helps.

tomato.glasgow
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tomato.glasgow

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2013
Submitted on Apr 13, 2013

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