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Cranefly Larva

Exist in a Wide Range of Conditons
  • Develop over a period of six weeks to five years
  • Close to 300 species in North America
  • Usually live in the stream bed
  • Up to four inches long
  • Head is usually retracted so the front end appears round
  • Fleshy, plump, rounded segmented body
  • Its digestive track (internal organs) can be seen moving back and forth as it crawls
  • No legs