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Meet Martin Crane Fly. Martin is a Giant Crane Fly. Giant Crane Flies are giant.

Ah, summer.

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From: nomayoshiri Date: June 16th, 2008 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
*Shudders* All there is in this bloody state are nasty-assed bugs!

NEVER put up with so many different types up until now... and you make me hope to God I never see one of those suckers.
vantid From: vantid Date: June 16th, 2008 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww! They are so cute and harmless. They don't eat anything as adults, they just wanna make babies. And the way they fly...so wobbly and haphazard. I adore crane flies. :3
From: nomayoshiri Date: June 16th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC) (Link)
But bugs have such a creepy feel to them.... like a creepy non-enjoyable ticklish feel... how do they survive if they don't eat? O___o
vantid From: vantid Date: June 16th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree they feel weird. There was ne that was annoying us while we watched a movie, so I nabbed it and held it in a hollow fist until the movie ended. It was tickling me quite a bit.

They eat when they are larvae. Some species feed on nectar, but the Giant Crane Fly does not. I guess they live off a reserve of energy until they mate/lay eggs and die.
From: nomayoshiri Date: June 16th, 2008 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Ick....! Why didn't you press pause and release it outside? That'd be too annoying and icky!

Well, that's very strange of them... I never thought there was any sort of living creature that could actually survive without eating. Well, the thought's struck my mind, but you know...
vantid From: vantid Date: June 16th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm such a lazy creature. Get up and go to the door? Far too much effort with only 10 minutes of the movie left. ;3
From: nomayoshiri Date: June 16th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, that's understandable in that sort of sense.... but with the fact that you've got a freakish bug in your paws that's a whole different story. >.> But the more I think of it, from what I've observed out of you it's.... not as surprising as it should be o.o;;
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: June 16th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)

(*Ok, where did my jaw go? ... Ah! Over there!*)
I can't believe there're such big flies! o_0 Usually I'm not scared by bugs -except wasps- but that would scare me a lot! =S

I don't like flies or mosquitos, they're the most annoyng creatures of this world I think. That one? GOD!!! A bug of that size would never let me sleep!

I should be sure that I'd kill it before going to bed!!!
(Hate flies - hate flies - hate flies)
vantid From: vantid Date: June 16th, 2008 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Noooooo, they are the best flies ever. Harmles, and very quiet. You can't help but feel a kind of happy pity for them when you see them flying around...they wobble, make no noise, and run into things all the time. Precious dears.
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: June 16th, 2008 11:00 am (UTC) (Link)
If you say so ... Well, the important thing is that they won't suck my blood away! XD
shockwave77598 From: shockwave77598 Date: June 16th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
dragonheadthing From: dragonheadthing Date: June 16th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D I love crane flies too! I'm the one my family calls for when there are insects in the house. I go out of my way to release them outside.
maui From: maui Date: June 16th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't tend to have much of a problem with bugs in general - unless we're talking about centi/millipedes, shudder - but something about the way those things fly just gives me the heebie jeebies. D:

We call them mosquito eaters, though, so maybe there's some kind of repressed childhood associations at work. XD
From: astolpho Date: June 16th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually did not know that they didn't eat anything and I've seen them every summer since forever. When I was real little I thought they were winged spiders and they creeped me out. I've never heard them called craneflies, 'round where I grew up folks called them mosquito hawks, or "skeeter eaters." And because of that I always assumed they ate mosquitos.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 16th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I as afraid of them until last week for the same reasons, although I thought they /were/ mosquitos. Like, they ate them, but they also sucked blood. They're kind of gross and papery feeling but when I learned they literally don't eat a thing and are totaly harmless and stupid easy to catch I stopped being afraid of them. They're just giant bugs that are big without being awful.
dragonheadthing From: dragonheadthing Date: June 16th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, people seem to not like them as they look like giant mosquitos.
mbala From: mbala Date: June 16th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm amazed!


Just throw a giant lizard on it!
nambroth From: nambroth Date: June 16th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hahah the drawing is great. That's even better than our shower snail!
xxbalaaxx From: xxbalaaxx Date: June 16th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
OH HOLY SQUIRM TIME. I can handle a variety of insects...including rather big spiders..but I don't know what it is but when I see a cranefly my insides liquify and I turn freaking out valley girl..and that one..would justify massive flailing, squealing and running into assorted walls.

LOVE and loathe the sketch at the sametime ;).
julian_wilbury From: julian_wilbury Date: June 16th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel the same way as Vannie about crane flies, except maybe in a more "poor pathetic dears" way. In Missouri we got so many of the things last year they kept on coming into the house and dying so easily. I do NOT understand how you can catch those things without accidentally killing them or at least taking off one of the poor thing's legs. :(

Of course, we don't get the GIANT ones...but it looks like the giant ones are just as fragile. :(
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