A new crane fly
species was discovered in western Michigan in 2009.
Common crane fly
numbers - an important food source for bats and some birds - continued to make a slow recovery after population crash in 2007.
The incident is being linked to a weakening of turf - believed to be due to an infestation of leatherjackets, which are the larval stage of the crane fly
, or daddy-long-legs.
larvae live in soil during summer, eating plant roots.
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.
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.
Earwigs have the scientific name dermaptera while Jenny Long Legs (or Daddy Long Legs in England) is the colloquial name for the crane fly
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
What: Annette Frahm can answer questions pertaining to crane flies and the scope of the current problem in Washington state, as well as provide crane fly
And it is thought combining the fungi with the nematode worm can be even more effective in killing pests such as crane fly
larvae (Tipula paludosa) while reducing the need for damaging chemical agents.
Larvae (leather jackets) have thrived and created bare patches in many lawns particularly new lawns.
The parasitoids are two species of the big-headed fly family Pipunculidae and all known hosts belong to the more primitive crane fly