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Crane Fly



Adults are very slender, long-legged flies that may vary in length from 2–60 millimetres (0.079–2.4 in) (tropical species may exceed 100 millimetres or 3.9 in).


They commonly occur in moist environments such as woodlands, streams and flood plains although some species inhabit open fields, dry rangeland and even desert environments.


We saw this crane fly in our backyard.

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Aliso Viejo, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 3, 2011
Submitted on Jun 4, 2011

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