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Crane flies in love


Crane flies in love
Photo Information
Copyright: Jeevan Jose (Kadavoor) (36)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic lumix DMC FZ28
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-02 1:55
Viewed: 3035
Points: 0
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Common Names: Daddy long legs, Mosquito hawks, Gallinipper, Gollywhopper

Crane flies are insects in the family Tipulidae. Despite their common names, as adults, crane flies do not prey on mosquitoes, nor do they bite humans. Some larval crane flies are predatory and may eat mosquito larvae. Adult crane flies feed on nectar or they do not feed at all; once they become adults, most crane fly species exist as adults only to mate and die.


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really beautiful shot, but more grains in background. difficult to shoot species

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