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Crane Flies

Flies

Crane Fly – Family Tipulidae.  Crane flies although not mosquitoes are mistaken for mosquitoes by most people.  Sometimes called, “mosquito hawks” or “mosquito eaters”, they do not feed on mosquitoes or bite people.  There are about 14,000 different species of crane flies which range in size from small to large and can appear quite different from species to species.  They are not important pests other than the nuisance they cause from being attracted to lights along with their large size which intimidates most people.