crane fly

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  • noun

Synonyms for crane fly

long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

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Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World, (Diptera, Tipuloidea: Pediciidae, Limoniidae, Cylindrotomidae, Tipulidae).
With these craneflies providing a crucial food source for a wide range of upland birds like the golden plover, this means starvation and death for many chicks.
Song sparrows and juncos flutter past my feet, and craneflies bump into me and veer away, their long, goofy-looking legs dangling.
REALLY called craneflies they are rarely over an inch long.
the craneflies Pedicia vernalis and Tipulafraterna, the ground beetle Harpalus somnulentus and 11 species of Collembola) have not been previously reported from Ohio.
They include cockroaches, clickbeetles, craneflies, earwigs, fleas, gnats, centipedes, mosquitoes, houseflies, and woodworm.
But your home is also at risk from plagues of clickbeetles, cockchafers, craneflies, flea beetles, gnats, ground beetles, hoverflies, lacewings, mosquitoes and woodlice.
Craneflies, insects that look a little like mosquitoes and that spin in the sun on the coldest afternoons, are also common throughout much of the country now.
According to report in the Guardian, the charity says three wet summers in a row in many regions could mean that creatures - ranging from craneflies (often called daddy-long-legs) to species of butterflies, members of the tit family, puffins and bats - may struggle to survive in some places.