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VFrieden

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#1 10 years ago

Today my mom was about to take a shower and she found this bug around the shower. She sprayed it with ant poison and that seemed to do the trick. We couldn't figure out what it was and so I took a few pictures of it. My first guess was that it was a young dragon fly, but I thought the legs were a bit too long. I live on the southwestern border of Texas where things are pretty dry. Any ideas as to what it is?


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#2 10 years ago

It looks the same as the ones here.

I don't know what they're called but they are really common, harmless and have a really short lifespan (c. 24 hours).




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#3 10 years ago

That looks like a crane fly, if it was a good bit smaller i would have said a large mosquito (male or female, whichever ones bigger). I'm pretty sure its a crane fly though.

Those things are flying around all the time here in PA.




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#4 10 years ago

Crane fly.




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#5 10 years ago

Definitely a daddy long legs, as we call crane flies here. I've had to shift enough of them out of the way of my terrified mother in the past to recognise the damned things. I thought they were incredibly common all across the world, but apparently not in Texas.

No, I have no idea why we call them that. We just do.




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#6 10 years ago

Mr. Matt;4366636Definitely a daddy long legs, as we call crane flies here. I've had to shift enough of them out of the way of my terrified mother in the past to recognise the damned things. I thought they were incredibly common all across the world, but apparently not in Texas.

No, I have no idea why we call them that. We just do.

Holy crap, I thought you were joking, but you really do call them Daddy Long Legs.




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#7 10 years ago
SeinfeldRules;4366649Holy crap, I thought you were joking, but you really do call them Daddy Long Legs.

Would I ever lie to you?!




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#8 10 years ago

Yes!




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#9 10 years ago

I'm shocked and hurt that you could think such a thing.

Or am I...?




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#10 10 years ago

We get things that look similar here. They keep really low to the grass, though. And they have an orange outside.

Holy crap, I thought you were joking, but you really do call them Daddy Long Legs.

Pholcidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia That's the true Daddy long-legs. At least, they're what we call them here in Australia.