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December 2007 - Crane Fly
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Crane Fly
Nephrotoma sp.

There are over 15,000 species of Crane Flies around the world. They are very fragile and will shed their legs if caught. They over winter as larvae or pupae with the winged adults active in the warmer months, but with a very short life span of a few days, just long enough to mate and lay eggs.

Crane Flies belong to the order Diptera and are related to the mosquito.

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