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Synonyms for crane fly

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

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It is believed that many of the crane flies will be from a breed called Tipula Maxima, which can grow up to four inches long.
There have been Chiffchaffs, a small leaf warbler, rather drab in brownish green and just 10 cm long in the garden for whom Crane Flies are bread and butter.
Most of the crane flies hatching out are Tipula paludosa, a species which is around an inch in size and is found across the UK.
Crane flies have been identified as one of the most venomous insects.
Most of the crane flies are Tipula paludosa, a species which is around an inch in size and is found across the UK.
To date, the female of this species has been unknown, in part, because the extreme sexual dimorphism of many species of crane flies makes it difficult to associate females with the males.
A recently discovered parasite of crane flies is reported for the first time from Michigan.
Crane flies make a daddy of a mess Do 9 daddy long legs damage gardens?
They are also sometimes referred to as 'daddylong-legs', although that epithet really belongs to crane flies, which are also prominent in autumn.
The last few years have been bad for wildlife, with low numbers of moths, spiders and crane flies.
Crane flies ydi'r enw Saesneg swyddo-gol arnyn nhw, er yn amlach na pheidio, maen nhw'n cael eu galw'n daddy-longlegs - am resymau cwbl amlwg wrth gwrs.
Fall is the season of crane flies, skinny awkward insects that my 17-year-old daughter Emily describes as "a little bit like an overgrown mosquito and a little bit like a daddy-long-legs with wings.
The abundance of insects including butterflies, crane flies and spiders which have also been much in evidence during the summer heatwave have also remained.
The Midlands is already reeling from an invasion of crane flies (popularly known as Daddy Long Legs) caused by the hot weather, as freak temperatures topped 80F on Thursday.
Crane flies can't bite, sting or suck blood at all.