Crane Fly

Bug Bits
Name: Crane Fly
Family: Tipulidae
Native to: Crane Flies are found throughout the world, though individual species may have a limited range.
Date Seen: July 2016
Location: North of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Notes: A Crane Fly has a pair of membranous wings, large compound eyes, and very long legs. Many types of Crane Flies do not eat when in their adult stage.

They look like oversized mosquitoes…

6 thoughts on “Crane Fly

  1. Great photos. These spindly legged critters aren’t easy to get into focus.
    You know, it’s interesting that an adult insect doesn’t eat. I read that some types of adult fireflies don’t eat anything at all. Nature is so amazing.


    1. I’m going to have to look for fireflies! I remember them from when I was a kid, but haven’t seen them for years. Thanks for the reminder to find out more about them!


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