Saturday, 25 February 2012

Leather Jacket

This delightful creature is a leather jacket - it's the larva of the European crane fly.
It's mostly a problem for people wanting an immaculate lawn as they feed on the grass roots. We do find lots of them in our soil but they won't cause a lot of damage to veg.

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