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Life Sciences => Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution => Topic started by: neilep on 07/09/2007 20:28:57

Title: Daddy Long Legs Joy (Crane Flies)
Post by: neilep on 07/09/2007 20:28:57
It's that time of year again !!

ewe guys getting swamped by these ?

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Title: Daddy Long Legs Joy (Crane Flies)
Post by: Karen W. on 07/09/2007 23:39:27
Hey I just pulled a wing that looked like that from out of the dash of my car today! Funny thing was the rest of the body was missing... The print on the wing was just like that one... I wonder if we have them round here or if it was just similar?
Title: Daddy Long Legs Joy (Crane Flies)
Post by: ukmicky on 08/09/2007 14:20:20
Havent squashed any yet ,but i live in hope.
Title: Daddy Long Legs Joy (Crane Flies)
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 09/09/2007 08:32:05
What is the evolutionary reason for their legs being so long? They don't use them for anything (apart from to stand on, of course). They just dangle around  [???]
Title: Daddy Long Legs Joy (Crane Flies)
Post by: _Stefan_ on 09/09/2007 11:24:11
"The long legs are an adaptation to allow the fly to alight in grassy places."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly
Title: Daddy Long Legs Joy (Crane Flies)
Post by: DoctorBeaver on 10/09/2007 01:45:13
"The long legs are an adaptation to allow the fly to alight in grassy places."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly

Oooh, thanks for that info.