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Cranefly

Tipula simplex

Description:

Looks like a giant mosquito, but it's not. Has very look legs and a and one set of wings, Brownish in color. lots of detail up close.

Habitat:

Found in Connecticut, but can be found in several states in North America. It might like the pond or garden area. I found this one on my window sil.

Notes:

They do not bite and they don't have a long proboscis(snout). Females have a needle-like stinger, but it is used to deposit eggs in moist soil.

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4 Comments

LindaGuastamachio
LindaGuastamachio 9 years ago

I looked it up and yes it's a Cranefly. thank you!

LindaGuastamachio
LindaGuastamachio 9 years ago

thank you guys, I will check it out on the web. I now have something to go on.

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

Yep, a type of cranefly, I can just make out the halteres. Look for it here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/97799/bgpa...

Darwinist
Darwinist 9 years ago

Looks like a Crane Fly.

LindaGuastamachio
Spotted by
LindaGuastamachio

Connecticut

Spotted on Sep 16, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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