One slowed down finally. I found him dying on my dinner table.
|Nose to wingtip, 4 cm. The legs, though are 6 cm. long. No wonder some people call them "Daddy longlegs"!|
This is a male; the end of his abdomen has graspers to hold his mate. She will have a pointed tail end, with an ovopositor.
|Flying about, they look like huge mosquitoes. But they don't have the mouthparts to attack humans, and most adults don't eat at all; they're too busy mating and laying eggs.|
|This is one of the smaller crane flies, very much alive. The three-pronged grasper is visible at his tail end.|