crane fly

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Synonyms for crane fly

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

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A new crane fly species was discovered in western Michigan in 2009.
Two Chepstow fixtures in September 2005 were lost due to an infestation of leatherjackets - the larval stage of the crane fly, or daddy long-legs.
As I watched Emily stalk the crane flies I thought to myself, "OK, this will be the big test: If she leaps up on a chair to reach a crane fly, I will know for sure that she is officially carrying the torch of her grandma and great-grandma.
A ADRIENNE SAYS: Leatherjackets, the larval stage of the daddy long legs or crane fly, gorge on grass roots.
states does the whooping crane fly through before reaching the boreal forest?
The dipteran depicted is a tipulid or crane fly and is easily distinguished from a mosquito by the shape of wings, head, and abdomen, and lack of piercing-sucking mouthparts.
Earwigs have the scientific name dermaptera while Jenny Long Legs (or Daddy Long Legs in England) is the colloquial name for the crane fly or tipulidae.
Most crane fly larvae, though, are aquatic and quite benign.
Crane fly - Resemble overgrown mosquitoes, and have been called "daddy-long-legs with wings.
They do kill large numbers of harmless and even beneficial insects, including pollinators and insects such as the crane fly, which would be out there eating mosquitoes if they weren't zapped.
Mark Westerline, district manager and entomologist for the Moorpark Mosquito Abatement District, said it's easy to tell the difference between a mosquito and a crane fly.
Natural controls -- such as birds and dry weather -- maylargely eliminate high crane fly populations in fall.
The daddy, or crane fly, is abundant in September and the trout just love them.
Crane Fly Larvae (leather jackets) have thrived and created bare patches in many lawns particularly new lawns.