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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 ... The larvae of crane flies are known commonly as leatherjackets. .... Many adults, however, have such short lifespans that they do not eat at all.

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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

Crane flies are found all around the world in temperate or tropical climates. At least 14,000 ... Despite this ferocious name, it does not actually eat mosquitoes.

www.orkincanada.ca/pests/flies/crane-flies

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  ...

animalsake.com/what-do-crane-flies-eat

Crane flies are also known as skeeter eaters or mosquito hawks, but they don't eat mosquitoes. Crane flies are fragile insects that come up in large numbers ...

aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-29_crane_flies.htm

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 ...

countryroadsmagazine.com/travel/outdoor-adventures/the-crane-fly-a-skeeter-eater

Jul 2, 2013 ... The crane fly adult doesn't eat mosquitoes or much of anything else. Though not a ... Crane flies do look like gargantuan mosquitoes, but aren't.

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 case. And, unfortunately for the crane fly, their lifespan is ...

www.saferbrand.com/advice/insect-library/garden-insects/all-about-crane-flies

European crane flies and leatherjacket larvae can be very destructive to your ... Their colloquial name, mosquito hawk, is a misnomer – crane flies do not eat ...