Crane Fly Blues...

By JJ
@myklj999 (56845)
Olney, Illinois
May 4, 2021 12:53pm CST
So spring fin'ly sprung, y'know? Matter fact done sprung a leak and rained all over my parade today, but be that as it may or may not be, I ain't havin' no parade today, 'cept these here things that keep paradin' throughout the house. I done seened five of them now today...this was the fourth one, it was on my computer desk for almost an hour...but it ain't no more, I think one of the spiders behind the dresser may have got it for a snack.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly
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4 May
Spiders are good for something I guess!
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@myklj999 (56845)
• Olney, Illinois
4 May
At least it isn't a camel cricket...I get one of those a couple times each year.
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4 May
@myklj999 I don’t think I’ve ever seen a camel cricket.
@myklj999 (56845)
• Olney, Illinois
4 May
@HomewardBound Humpbacked things with antennae sticking out bigger than they are, also called a cave cricket.
@DianneN (225672)
• United States
4 May
Better you see them than I!. Ewww
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@myklj999 (56845)
• Olney, Illinois
4 May
Emoci loves chasing them in the yard and I laugh watching her, but they really need to stay outside.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
4 May
@myklj999 I’m sure. Besides, you have enough indoor pets.
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@CarolDM (130225)
• United States
4 May
I saw these earlier on the deck.
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@myklj999 (56845)
• Olney, Illinois
4 May
I started seeing the occasional one about a week maybe 10 days ago but today there's been several get into the house.
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@CarolDM (130225)
• United States
4 May
@myklj999 None inside yet. I hope they stay out.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
4 May
its 90 degrees here. Its summer.
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@myklj999 (56845)
• Olney, Illinois
4 May
Best we've had so far is 84
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@LindaOHio (64085)
• United States
5 May
Yikes! I've never seen one of those. All we get are ants, stink bugs and those Asian beetles.
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@LadyDuck (336826)
• Switzerland
5 May
"They" announced a beautiful sunny day, it is dark and cloudy, spring does not want to come this year. I have seen crane flies outside, often near the entry door. The cat does not even chase them.
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@wolfgirl569 (40016)
• Marion, Ohio
5 May
That is ugly.
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@BarBaraPrz (30920)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 May
You've been invaded by aliens.
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@kobesbuddy (123780)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 May
I think we call these 'Mayflies' and about this time each year, we get bombarded with them.
@myklj999 (56845)
• Olney, Illinois
5 May
Mayflies are something completely different and much smaller
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@kobesbuddy (123780)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 May
@myklj999 I thought there were different types, like various kinds of bees. Instead, they are a completely different species. Thanks, for this interesting lesson:)
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