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Sometimes called 'daddy long-legs'. There are around 300 different species of crane fly in the UK.
Limoniidae - Limonid Craneflies
These are closely related to the crane flies (Tipulidae) but can usually be distinguished by the way the wings are held at rest. Limoniids usually hold the wings along the back of the body whereas tipulids usually hold them out at right angles.