Cranefly (Order: Diptera; Family: Tipulidae)
Habitat of Larvae: Ponds, lakes, and marshes.
Habitat of Adult: Flying insect.
Larvae are plump, long, and cylindrical. Larvae may be up to 10 cm in length. At
the end of the abdomen are spiracles or breathing holes that look like fingers. The
larvae will move to the water surface to breathe oxygen from the air. The
abdomen of some species is flattened. The back end usually has several small
extensions or lobes. Often the small head is not visible and is hidden within the
first segment of the body. Larvae are a food source for fish.