American crane flies mating, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

10 June 2017

Huge Mosquitoes – no these are harmless Crane Flies, very large and look like mosquitoes, but are not! Sometimes called Mosquito Hawks or Skeeter Eaters as they are rumored to eat mosquitoes, but they don’t consume mosquitoes at all, in fact they pretty much don’t eat anything during their short lives, their main goal is to mate as we see here – and it is a slow process. It does get a little exciting at a few points along the way. Filmed near the Great Smoky Mountains; these unusually large members of the Crane Fly family are of more than 500 varieties in these parts.

2 thoughts on “American crane flies mating, video

  1. Pingback: Mourning doves in love in the USA | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Eocene fossil crane-flies’ eyes, new research | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.