Definition of crane fly in English:

crane fly

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noun

  • A slender two-winged fly with very long legs. The larva of some kinds is the leatherjacket. Also called daddy-long-legs in Britain.
    • Family Tipulidae: many genera and species, in particular the large and common Tipula maxima
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    • 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.

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