Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family
Tipulidae, of the order Diptera, true flies in the superfamily Tipuloidea.
Often called mosquito hawks, the crane fly's reputation is a hoax. The bumbling
bug is anatomically incapable of killing a mosquito.
FIGURE 1. Got Texas-sized mosquitoes? Although they look similar to
mosquitoes, crane flies are much larger and do not bite. FIGURE 2. Each wing is
Crane Flies look like giant mosquitoes, but they aren't. They are flies ... Copyright,
Dexter Sear, http://www.insects.org/entophiles/faqs/copyright.html. Crane Flies ...
Photo of mating crane flies
. These beneficial insects
are welcome in any herb garden. More »
Aug 17, 2015 ... That inch-long, gangly-legged insect that sneaks into your house and bounces
around the walls and ceiling is a crane fly, and despite rumors to ...
The largest crane flies are sometimes called "daddy-long-legs", "gully nippers", or
"mosquito hawks". However, they do not bite people and they do not eat ...
Dec 23, 2014 ... Crane fly, also called daddy longlegs, any insect of the family Tipulidae (order
Diptera). In English-speaking countries other than the United ...
There are more than 1,500 species of crane flies in North America which belong
to the insect family tipulidae. Crane flies are outdoors insects that are most often ...
Apr 21, 2010 ... This insect is a crane fly (Order: Diptera, Family: Tipulidae). That means it is NOT
a mosquito (Order: Diptera, Family: Culicidae)! Crane flies are ...