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Crane Fly. All flies have only two wings. Instead of hind wings they have club shaped balancing organs called halteres. This photograph shows the halteres on the Crane Fly very clearly.
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CRANE FLY FACTS
Crane Flies have slender bodies and very long legs. The wings are long and narrow. They look like huge Mosquitoes but fortunately they do not bite - in fact adult Crane Flies do not feed at all.
found in wide range of habitats, usually not too far from creeks or moist areas.
Most adults drink but do not feed.
Larvae are mainly aquatic and are found in damp soil or rotting vegetation
|Common Name:||Crane Fly|