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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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