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    Default Beautiful Crane Fly

    Hi All

    Picture below of a very large Crane Fly caught a few days ago - species Pedicia rivosa. I do not know how common it is in Caithness but I see very few of them.

    Pterodroma

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but, to me, the totally uninitiated in the world of insects, it looks just like a "Daddy Long-legs" !!!
    I hope, that although you "caught" it . . . you also let it go ?

    Thanks for sharing Pterodroma.
    I'm the kind of woman whose feet hit the floor each morning, and the Devil says........... " Oh, Blast She's Up !! "

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    Hi Cherokee

    Daddy Longlegs just another name for Crane Fly, but there are a number of different species, most not as spectacular as this one. It was released unharmed where it was caught, so no harm done to the insect beyond a little temporary inconvenience.

    Pterodroma

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    Thank you for your reply Pterodroma ! I now have a wee bit more knowledge when seeing "Daddy Long-Legs", LOL !
    Much appreciated ! . (Glad to know also that it's flying free !)
    I'm the kind of woman whose feet hit the floor each morning, and the Devil says........... " Oh, Blast She's Up !! "

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