It was an hour before the search revealed the culprit ( a daddy-long-legs
had found its way into a security light sensor, where it had become stuck.
The incident led to the abandonment of racing and was later attributed to loose turf caused by an infestation of the larvae stage of the crane fly, or daddy-long-legs
Along with big storms, cold mornings and those students I was ranting about, September brings another menace - the daddy-long-legs
Dragonflies have a long body with two pairs of wings - daddy-long-legs
have only one pair of wings.
So Steve called in his scruffy home-tied daddy-long-legs
kept in his fly box for emergencies and got an immediate rise from a smashing 13lb 8oz brownie.
And some creatures including the daddy-long-legs
or cranefly and the cuckoo are continuing to struggle, the National Trust warned.
ANSWERS: 1 Poland' 2 111' 3 Falcon' 4 The Picts' 5 The leaves' 6 Singin' In The Rain' 7 Julio Iglesias' 8 Daddy-long-legs
or crane flies' 9 The Oxford Committee For Famine Relief' 10 They have webbed feet.
are being blamed for the problems with the racing surface at Chepstow that have forced the transfer of Thursday's card to Bath, it emerged yesterday, writes Seb Vance.
According to pest advisers, leatherjackets, the larvae of crane flies or daddy-long-legs
, are at their highest levels in the region for more than 15 years.