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#1 Horseshoes

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 08:48 AM

Here is a pic of who made a visit on my veranda. I have more pics but this one seems good. Name anyone?


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#2 rockworm

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:02 AM

Looks like a Crane Fly to me. (Family Tipulidae). Most species are aquatic and feed on rotting vegetation. There are many artificial imitations, usually called Daddy Longlegs or something like that.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 04:50 PM

Rockworm has it, yes it is a Crane fly. Cheers, Futzer.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 05:51 PM

And its a female, indicated by the sharp ovipositor (rear end). The larva eat as Rockworm described, but the adults don't eat.

I happened to have the book on my end table.

#5 Horseshoes

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 07:40 PM

Thanks. I thought so, but it was so big I wasn't sure. thumbsup.gif
 
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#6 Futzer

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 11:05 PM

QUOTE (the saltydog @ Jun 7 2009, 04:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And its a female, indicated by the sharp ovipositor (rear end). The larva eat as Rockworm described, but the adults don't eat.

I happened to have the book on my end table.


Hey SaltyD, I thought the adults carried off infants that did not behave, or so I was told. rolleyes.gif Cheers, Futzer

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#7 rich5665

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:18 AM

I've seen them called Crane Flies and Daddy Long Legs on this site. I've always heard them called the Mosquito Hawks here in NJ
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:37 PM

QUOTE (rich5665 @ Jul 28 2009, 08:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've seen them called Crane Flies and Daddy Long Legs on this site. I've always heard them called the Mosquito Hawks here in NJ


Is a skeeto hawk the same as a crane fly?

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#9 Ridleyffo

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:58 PM

We always called them Skeeter Eaters
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