What Is That bug?… Fall 2016

Just discovered that there haven’t been any new posts here for quite sometime.

So let me give you something timely.

I’ve been asked about this every year at this time… “What is that big mosquito-looking thing flying out of my lawn?” That, my friends, is the adult cranefly. While they may scare the bejeebers out of you, they are just a harmless lawn pest. They are busy mating and laying eggs in your lawn.

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This is not a matter for concern, other than the annoyance factor. The larvae, or leatherheads, as they are called, do so little damage that you won’t notice. Until they mature and fly in your face again next year.

They’ll be gone soon. But at least they’re not sucking your blood.

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