by Washington State University, Cooperative Extension in Pullman .
Written in English
|Statement||[by Arthur L. Antonelli and R.L. Campbell].|
|Series||Insect answers, Extension bulletin -- 0856., Extension bulletin (Washington State University. Cooperative Extension) -- 856.|
|Contributions||Campbell, R. Lee, Washington State University. Cooperative Extension.|
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The adult European crane fly looks like a giant mosquito, but will not bite or sting humans. Photo from the Ken Grey Collection, Oregon State University. This pest became a problem in Washington state in the mids as an import delivered in the ballast of ships, according to Stahnke, who is the extension turfgrass specialist at Washington. An insecticide application will kill the crane fly larvae in your turf. There are several products available labeled to control European crane fly larvae, in liquid or granular formulas, that can be applied to your turf. Products containing imidacloprid and pyrethroids are popular ingredients. diagnostic character of European crane fly adults is a narrow dark-colored band along the leading edge of the wing adjacent to a light-colored band. Unlike some native species, there are no pigmented areas or patterns on the veins, cross-veins or rest of the wing. Adults of the two species can be differentiated inFile Size: KB. Crane flies, often called European crane flies, resemble huge mosquitoes, and despite their alarming appearance, are actually completely harmless. The crane fly larva are the stage of crane flies that cause damage to lawns, and this is where identification and control efforts should be focused. You may have heard crane flies called mosquito.
Crane flies that live in temperate places, such as Tipula species, may grow as big as 60 mm in size. Tropical crane flies may grow to more than mm. The giant crane fly (Holorusia rubiginosa) that lives in the western United States can reach 38 mm (/8 inches). There are Class: Insecta. This page will help you identify and get rid of turf-damaging crane flies in your lawn. While most crane flies are harmless, the European crane fly can damage and even kill patches of lawn. New lawns are especially susceptible because their root system is not yet well-developed. Crane flies that live in temperate places, such as Tipula species, may grow as big as 60 mm in size. Tropical crane flies may grow to more than mm. The Giant Crane Fly (Holorusia rubiginosa) that lives in the western United States can reach 38 mm (/8 inches). There are Class: Insecta. The European Crane Fly The damage from the European Crane Fly has just ruined the appearance of lawns in some areas of the Pacific Northwest. Evidence of the presence of this pest is noted by bare spots or yellow patches of grass in the lawn. In the springtime the European Crane Fly is in the larvae stage and is grayish-brown in color and worm.
Crane fly larvae are rarely seen by all but the most dedicated (nerdy?) naturalists. These long, legless, worm-like creatures may be found in many types of moist soil, sandy areas along streams, rotting vegetation, mosses, or even feeding on organic matter in the nests of birds and mammals. Problem Solver Tool FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS $25 OR MORE. Select Problem Area: Garden & Landscape. Lawn. Paver Patio and Hardscapes European Crane Fly. St. Augustinegrass decline. Crabgrass Dying. Leafhoppers. Clover Mites. Take-all Patch. Webworms. Book Lice. Spiders. Palmetto Weevil. Millipedes. Scorpions. STILL NEED HELP? TWEET US. Campbell RL, Insecticidal control of European crane fly in Washington. Journal of Economic Entomology, 68(3) Carter JB, The mode of transmission of Tipula iridescent virus. 1. Source of infection. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 21(2) Carter JB, a. The European Crane Fly A Serious Pasture Pest in Tillamook County J. Williams, R.C. Eickelberger, and G.C. Fisher This is a preliminary report, based on the latest research in Tillamook County and in western Washington. It will be updated in The European crane fly, Tipula paludosa Meigen, has become a serious pest of pastures, hayfields.