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Synonyms for crane fly

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

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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.
and the grown crane flies toward familiar calls and arching necks-- the
These insects, known as crane flies, are usually about one inch long, have six long spindly legs, a long thin body and are sometimes mistaken for large mosquitoes.
Leather-jackets are familiar to most folk during the brief adult stage of their lives, commonly called daddy long legs, more scientifically crane flies. But it is during what can be a surprisingly long period of immaturity, when they are in their underground, bug-like, leather-jacket mode, that they become a costly, cropdamaging nuisance before emerging from pupation as crane flies, a form they only occupy for perhaps little more than a week.
Second Report of a Big-Headed Fly Genus (Diptera: Pipunculidae) Parasitic upon Crane Flies (Diptera: Tipulidae) and First Michigan Record of the Parasite.
Crane flies make a daddy of a mess Do 9 daddy long legs damage gardens?- Graham Smith, Rugby, Warks DADDY 2 long legs, or crane flies, lay their eggs in the lawn and the larvae can cause brown patches.
Because of their habit of sheltering in grasses and other plants, many of them were disturbed during haymaking and harvesting.They are also sometimes referred to as 'daddylong-legs', although that epithet really belongs to crane flies, which are also prominent in autumn.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Daddy-long-legs or crane flies; 2 Nelson; 3 Falcon; 4 They have webbed feet; 5 The Oxford Committee For Famine Relief; 6 The Picts; 7 Scrubbers; 8 The gerbil; 9 Slovenia; 10 Julio Iglesias.
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."