Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Mendoza, what is this?


linus slug said...

Why deares PIF, this is the Tipula, commonly known as the crane fly... quite harmless...

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Tipulomorpha
Superfamily: Tipuloidea
Family: Tipulidae

I snaffled that bit from the ol'wikipedia innit.

linus slug said...

ho ho ho - apparently, the crane fly larvae are called "leatherjacket slugs"...

Did you know the caterpillar of the HAG MOTH is called a "monkey slug"? Funny lookin critters. You'd pap yrsel if you saw one of them like.

[the slug has many personas...]

peckhaminfurs said...

My insect studies are adrift. I thought a crane-fly was a daddy long legs.

I found photos of the monkey slug. Looks a bit fauna, not regular animal. Its a wierdo.

On halloween and dress up - I bought a 50p nose in Tescos. I was shafted. It stunk. So I'm going to be a vampire. I've made a hat.

hjgodwin said...

pecks in fur - yr not alone, I too thought the crane fly was the father with the gangly arms.

My wee biscuit also had an interference with the flea population, which I am pleased to report have surrendered & left his ginger fur.

verification - spativer

peckhaminfurs said...

Mr G! I think I may see you later for the last foundry. Aw biscuit! Glad his fleas have fled. xx