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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Things heated up between Caz and Jack when they spent Glastonbury together and a few weeks ago she was tweeting him to get rid of a daddy-longlegs from her flat.
The track turf was weakened due to an infestation of daddy-longlegs. When their larvae emerged, they started feeding on the grass roots, undermining the course.
He said: "Daddy-longlegs are normal for this time of year, especially after a wet and warm summer.
A Bespoke tailoring B Antiques C Flowers and vegetables D Jewellery QUESTION 4 - for 4 points: What is the proper name for a daddy-longlegs? A Crane fly B Horse fly C Lacewing D Warble fly QUESTION 5 - for 5 points: In which season does the vernal equinox occur?
Patterns: Daddy-longlegs, Kate McLaren, Bibio, Grey Zonker.
"There's a daddy-longlegs in the shower," screams the oldest one.
Trout can be seen rising for Buzzers in the early afternoon sunshine and large, splashy rises indicate another daddy-longlegs has become lunch for a hungry fish - these large, ungainly creatures should be a major feature of the trout's menu over the next few weeks.
SOME people would argue, quite adamantly if you pressed the point, that your average human being is brighter than the average daddy-longlegs, or the crane-fly as they are known in entomological circles.