A Giant Mosquito?Here in the U.S. most people haven’t got a clue what the crane fly is. They are so insignificant a problem I always try to spare them by hand-carrying them out of doors if they get inside. Maybe I’m just too old and growing sentimental? If so, maybe it’s a condition we should all suffer from.
In fact, some varieties of crane fly make pests of themselves by by grazing on the roots and root hairs of certain outdoor crops. At the same time, these flies are on the menu of other creatures, including spiders, birds, and in the case of water dwelling flies, fish and amphibians. Thus they do offer some redeeming value.
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