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    Default Re: Mysterious bug

    That last one is a cranefly, I believe. I like when people mistake them for giant mosquitoes
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    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    That last one is a cranefly, I believe. I like when people mistake them for giant mosquitoes
    I call those bomber mosquitoes.
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    Yea people freak out down here when they see them I just sit back and laugh. And bomber mesquito is fitting because as soon as they land in a pond down here they get ripped apart by bluegill

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    Looks like a daddy-long-legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpbfly View Post
    Looks like a daddy-long-legs
    With Wings!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayo View Post
    With Wings!!
    les Tipules ou Cousins (Diptčres Tipulidae), biologie et développement;
    looks like I made a mistake on the translation
    maybe not...
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    Jpb you are amazing you know that? I am going to have a couple tied up to fish for when this storm passes

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    Yep, those bug names can sure get confusing. I've heard them called mayflies and mesquito hawks, because they "eat mesquitos". Actually they don't. Around here a daddyonglegs is a spider looking thing that hangs out in the corner of barns.
    I found this to maybe help.
    Spider Myths: What is a "daddylonglegs" anyway?

    Whatever they are we do have a hatch going on. If I leave my porch light on about 6000 of them invade my porch. Can't get in the house without a dozen of them coming in. Gives the cat something to chase though.

    Very cool jpbfly. I guaranty if I had one of those I could catch bream after bream right now.

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    Good stuff guys

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    drlaser-- Yup it's a cranefly-- if you have a lot of them around a very simple, and effective pattern to imitate the larvae is a Walt's Worm-- just a size 10 or 12 nymph hook, some lead or nontoxic wire (as an underbody and to add bulk and weight) and gray hare's ear or rabbit dubbing-- that's it.
    Mark

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