Wednesday, December 9, 2020

December 9, 2020

I am a Crane Fly in the Infraorder Tipulomorpha, 
"Mosquito hawk" is what some people call me
But I neither hunt mosquitos or bite like them
In fact, I'm a harmless nectar devotee.

Make sure you check out the article linked below, it's a fascinating look into the lives of both Crane Flies and the entomologist who has described over 11,000 species of them!

Location: St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Fellsmere


Photo and text © 2020 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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