Gladly send dog after smashing cranefly crossword
Gladly send dog after smashing cranefly crossword clue. 13 letters 2 words (5-8) at Daily Mail Crossword NO 15,532 on 10 May 2017.
The answer is DADDY LONG LEGS
DADDY LONG LEGS meaning
1. NORTH AMERICAN
an arachnid with a globular body and long thin legs, typically living in leaf litter and on tree trunks.
a crane fly.
Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order Diptera, true flies in the superfamily Tipuloidea. Cylindrotominae, Limoniinae, and Pediciinae have been ranked as subfamilies of Tipulidae by most authors, though occasionally elevated to family rank. In the most recent classifications, only Pediciidae is now ranked as a separate family, due to considerations of paraphyly.
In colloquial speech, crane flies are sometimes known as daddy longlegs, a term also used to describe opiliones or the family Pholcidae, both of which are arachnids, or “mosquito hawks”. The larvae of crane flies are known commonly as leatherjackets.