Odd Insect Hovering Over Bermuda

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Q: I have a strange insect hovering over my Bermuda grass. They look like huge mosquitoes. Some are joined by their rear ends but some are not. Do we need to do anything?

A: You don’t need to do anything. The mosquito look-alikes are crane flies. Their only purpose in life is to do what you see them doing: mating. After the female lays her eggs into your moist lawn soil, they hatch and feed on the roots of your grass. The lawn damage is minimal. These creatures look like they could bite but their motto is “Make love not war.”

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