Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Daddy Long-Legs

We've had a lot of Daddy Long-Legs (Crane flies) in our house recently. When I looked it up on t'internet, I found this article. I like the comment that these insects "can't do anything at all" and "they are completely harmless and only live for around three days as adults but are a little bit frightening because they look spidery and they fly in your face and don't have much direction".

This bloke's
exciting blog was going on about them this time last year.

4 comments:

dB said...

Can't say I've noticed any in China but then again, we're in full mosquito season, my larder is full of pupating moths and apparently there's a very large cockroach in the living room that's manage to evade capture, so it's not all good news...

HistoryElephant said...

the fact that the pupating moths are in your larder implies that they are due to go on the menu sometime...

dB said...

I'll see your daddy longlegs and raise you the praying mantis that was in the middle of my windscreen whilst parked up this evening. Don't get many of those on the Wirral.

HistoryElephant said...

Although, alas, we do seem to get mosquitoes now. I was prowling round the bedroom with my can of RAID to disable them and my "A Touch of Frost" book to despatch them. It was just like being in China.