Craneflies are part of the insect order Diptera but are given their own section on NatureSpot along with the Hoverflies. Craneflies are often large, familar insects - sometimes known as 'daddy longlegs'.
Leicestershire and Rutland Resources
The Craneflies of Leicestershire and Rutland - John Kramer
Other Useful Websites and Publications
|Cranefly Recording Scheme cribs sheets and keys|
|Diptera.info - a forum with some photos but best used to get identification help. Just upload an image and be surprised how quickly you get a response.|
|Fly anatomy - a fascinating and interactive guide to the technical bits that make up a fly! If you're serious about identifying flies it is necessary to understand the terms used.|
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