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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly

Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order .... Many adults, however, have such short lifespans that they do not eat at all. Despite widely held beliefs that adult crane flies (or " mosquito hawks") ...

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Crane flies look similar to large mosquitoes but, unlike mosquitoes, crane flies do not bite people or animals. Crane flies occasionally eat nectar. There are about ...

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Aug 17, 2015 ... In fact, many of the adult crane flies eat very little, if at all, according to ... as dew and honey water, but we don't see them do that much,” he said.

en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Bugs/Crane_Fly

The crane fly is sometimes called "mosquito hawk" or "mosquito lion." Despite this ferocious name, it does not actually eat mosquitoes. Occasionally, its larvae ...

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In fact, most crane flies eat either nectar or nothing at all, as adults tend to only live for a few days. Though not ... What Do Crane Flies Look Like? The crane flies  ...

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Although they look similar to mosquitoes, crane flies are much larger and do not bite. ... The adult stage of crane flies lacks bright coloration and lacks acrobatic ...

www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-giant-crane-fly-invasion-antelope-valley-20170406-story.html

Apr 7, 2017 ... Although some people believe crane flies eat mosquitoes, Mellor said that's not the ... And, unfortunately for the crane fly, their lifespan is short.

www.quora.com/What-do-crane-flies-eat

The crane flies mostly feed on roots of forage crops, turf grasses and seedling field crops.It does not eat mosquitoes.But sometimes its larvae will feed on mosquito ...

www.domyownpestcontrol.com/crane-fly-identification-guide-a-621.html

You may have heard crane flies called mosquito eaters or mosquito hawks. Contrary to popular belief, crane flies do not eat mosquitoes or bite humans.

www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/25/are-giant-mosquitoes-invading-the-bay-area

Apr 25, 2017 ... Crane flies look like giant mosquitoes but are completely harmless. ... Although they do resemble a mosquito on steroids, those are ... They don't bite, and they don't eat mosquitoes or much of anything else in their brief lives.