Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way
9 Have your say Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.
Millions upon millions of the flying insects are expected to hatch out this autumn – including a giant variety from overseas.
Some 200 billion of the harmless insects, which commonly head into homes, are expected this year because of a warm summer and recent rain, according to charity Buglife.
Most of the crane flies hatching out are Tipula paludosa, a species which is around an inch in size and is found across the UK.
But a non-native species, Tipula maxima, which has a leg span of up to... read more
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