Crane Fly

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Identifying Characteristics of the Crane Fly

Larvae
1) Size range 3/8″ to 1″
2) Some have retractable heads
3) Body has peglike appearance

Pupa
1) Aquatic pupa are rare
2) Straight legs that extend beyond developing wings
3) Aquatic pupa will have respiratory horns

Adult
1) Large mosquito like flies
2) Very long legs

Larva Pupa Adult