Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Crane fly/Daddy long legs

Photo by Steve Reekie

Photo by Steve Reekie

Order: Diptera
Family: Tipulidae

Size range

  • Medium sized insects with long legs. Body length 10–15 mm


  • New Zealand species

Life History

  • Adults feed on nectar
  • Larvae live in rotting plants and soil
  • Can not bite humans

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