A slender, two-winged fly with very long legs. The larva of some kinds is the leatherjacket.
- Family Tipulidae: many genera and species, in particular the large and common Tipula maxima
More example sentences
- Except for observations of a long-legged crane fly, insect visitation has not been further observed.
- Of particular interest is an intronless white sequence in a crane fly.
- Geoff is four years into a study of the insects whose less colloquial title is crane fly.
Definition of crane fly in:
- The British & World English dictionary