Crane Fly

Larger than a mosquito, but smaller than a dragonfly – the crane fly (and no, they don’t bite humans).  aka: May Fly

DID YOU KNOW?  Notice the knob-like appendages visible behind the wings.  These are known as halteres (Greek, for halter) which, when flapped rapidly, function as gyroscopes, informing the insect about the rotation of it’s body during flight.



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3 Responses to Crane Fly

  1. Cornel A. says:

    We have here so many Crane Flies and since I was a child I was sure they are a sort of huge mosquitos and all they want if to bite you. 😀 Silly me. 🙂

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