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Crane Fly Redux (Family Tipulidae)

There are more than 4,000 species of Crane Flies worldwide (1,500 in North America). Though many look like a mosquito on steroids, there are crane flies that actually are mosquito-sized (and have been given the nickname “bobbing gnats”). The “crane” part of the name refers to the fly’s long, thin legs. They are most often seen on window screens and sides of buildings.