Crane Flies

Moderator: HAZ - Moderators

Linked Guides none
Linked Areas none
Post Reply
User avatar
chumley
Posts: 7538
Joined: Sep 18 2002 8:59 am
City, State: Tempe, AZ

Crane Flies

Post by chumley »

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
Championing breakfast since 1994.
User avatar
joebartels
Posts: 7110
Joined: Nov 20 1996 12:00 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Crane Flies

Post by joebartels »

- joe
User avatar
The_Eagle
Posts: 1107
Joined: Jan 20 2009 2:46 pm
City, State: Far NE Phoenix, Az
Contact:

Re: Crane Flies

Post by The_Eagle »

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
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Dave Barry
User avatar
joebartels
Posts: 7110
Joined: Nov 20 1996 12:00 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Crane Flies

Post by joebartels »

oughta be a doozy presence shortly
- joe
User avatar
Tough_Boots
Posts: 1848
Joined: Mar 28 2008 7:08 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Crane Flies

Post by Tough_Boots »

I'm considering ordering a pair of crane fly gaiters.
User avatar
chumley
Posts: 7538
Joined: Sep 18 2002 8:59 am
City, State: Tempe, AZ

Re: Crane Flies

Post by chumley »

@joebartels I think they come out every time the drought ends.
User avatar
The_Eagle
Posts: 1107
Joined: Jan 20 2009 2:46 pm
City, State: Far NE Phoenix, Az
Contact:

Re: Crane Flies

Post by The_Eagle »

@joebartels
I've already euthanized a few from the abode.
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Dave Barry
Post Reply

Return to “Fauna”