Friday, 30 September 2016

Cranefly emerging from Larval case.

Hi everyone.

I have something of a different post today, a guest photographer friend of mine.

He emailed the photo below to me. His lawn had a lot of Cranefly emerging from it. The Cranefly is a member of the Tipulidae family of the order Diptera. It was emerging from it's Larval case at the time he took the photo. I said I'd never seen this happening before and he gave me his permission to post it. It's an amazing photo.

For overseas visitors to my blog, the Cranefly is often called a daddy long legs in England. It is not to be confused with the daddy longlegs insect of America.

Thank you Peter.

Cranefly emerging 
from Larval case.