THE OLE CRANE-FLY

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Scientific Name

Tipulidae
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Where They live

They can be found in water to damp vegetation to soil. They can be very good swimmers, and feed on rotting plants, or shoots and roots of living plants if they are in soil. Some species are carnivorous, and others damage the roots of cereal and grass crops.
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Crane Fly Characteristics

Crane Flies look like giant mosquitoes.

They grow up to 2 1/2 inches, with a wingspan of 3 inches.

Females have a sharp ovipositor on the tip of their abdomen.

They are grayish brown and slender.

Legs are super thin and long.