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chumley
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Crane Flies

Post by chumley » Mar 12 2015 9:06 am

I've seen a ton of these on my patio this spring and just saw an article from Tucson about them too. Apparently it's a boom year due to the rains we've had.
adult crane flies do not bite, sting or suck blood. They are harmless.
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/2833 ... y-invasion
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Re: Crane Flies

Post by joebartels » Mar 12 2015 9:09 am

Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

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Re: Crane Flies

Post by The_Eagle » Mar 12 2015 9:50 am

joe bartels wrote:mosquito eaters
Going by the nickname, I would have thought otherwise.
Despite their common names, as adults, crane flies do not prey on mosquitoes
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Re: Crane Flies

Post by joebartels » Mar 08 2019 9:31 pm

oughta be a doozy presence shortly
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Re: Crane Flies

Post by Tough_Boots » Mar 08 2019 9:34 pm

I'm considering ordering a pair of crane fly gaiters.
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Re: Crane Flies

Post by chumley » Mar 08 2019 9:38 pm

@joebartels I think they come out every time the drought ends.

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Re: Crane Flies

Post by The_Eagle » Mar 09 2019 8:47 am

@joebartels
I've already euthanized a few from the abode.
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