No, not the two legged animals I read about on social media. This invasion has wings. A short while ago I read about this on The Weaver of Grass blog and now the message has reached my local paper.
The local article is entitled "Plague of 200 Billion Daddy Longlegs on the Way"
Apparently the previous mild winter, the warm Summer and recent rain will cause millions upon millions of Crane Flies (daddy longlegs) to emerge. I guess the one shown above, photographed yesterday, was an advance scout checking out the lie of the land.
The larvae, known as leatherjackets, live in the ground and feed on the roots of plants. Crane flies are harmless to us, just a nuisance when they come indoors and spend the remainder of their lives head butting any source of light. Fortunately the adults only live for 10 to 15 days.
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