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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Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World (Insecta, Diptera, Nematocera, Tipuloidea).
Catalogue of the Craneflies of the World, (Diptera, Tipuloidea: Pediciidae, Limoniidae, Cylindrotomidae, Tipulidae).
Higher temperatures in late summer are killing the cranefly larvae, resulting in a drop of up to 95 per cent in the number of adult craneflies emerging the following spring.
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.
Visually, aquatic insect densities appeared low; however caddisflies (Hydropsychidae), dobsonflies (Corydalus cornutus), craneflies (Tipula spp.), water striders (Gerridae), midges (Chironomidae), and damselflies (Zygoptera) were observed in larval and sometimes adult forms throughout the study.
The flies include general attractors, mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, craneflies, blackflies, alderflies, damselflies, dragonflies, hellgrammites, crustaceans, terrestrials, baitfish, and leeches.
But your home is also at risk from plagues of clickbeetles, cockchafers, craneflies, flea beetles, gnats, ground beetles, hoverflies, lacewings, mosquitoes and woodlice.
They include cockroaches, clickbeetles, craneflies, earwigs, fleas, gnats, centipedes, mosquitoes, houseflies, and woodworm.
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.
A yellow-browed warbler was betrayed by its call at South Landing, while a very obliging red-backed shrike feasted on craneflies, bees and wasps only feet from us.
The scientists, who include Dr Mark Whittingham, a research fellow with Newcastle University's School of Biology, say warmer springs have prompted the change and that the failure of the plover chick's main prey ( daddy long legs or craneflies ( to adapt at the same rate, could threaten the plover's future.
If their feeding period has gone well, they will have fed on craneflies and be able to go into hibernation.