Order: Diptera; Family: Tipulidae
Craneflies look like mosquitoes on steroids. They often cause distress for many people because they look ferocious and dangerous. But in reality, they don't bite people and are said to prey on mosquitoes and maybe even spiders. So you might say they are people-friendly!
Reproduction: females deposit eggs on submerged vegetation
or other debris.
Adults: best described as "giant mosquitoes" and possess long legs and plump bodies, but are harmless.
Food: mostly plants and plant debris; some are predaceous.
Indicator Role: Indicates moderately clean water; seldomly found in polluted waters.