Crane Fly Larva
Crane fly larva. Photo courtesy of Rasbak. Licensed under
CC BY-SA 3.0
The larvae of crane flies have a similar appearance to other damaging larvae like
. However, most species are harmless and feed on decaying residue rather than live plants or seeds.
Larvae are gray or brown in color. Unlike common harmful pests, crane fly larvae do not have legs and have fleshy projections from the tail.