Native SpeciesCrane fly larva

Diptera (order)
FOUND by flyfishing622
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Jenny B.
Peer reviewed by Jenny B.
Field Notes
We found bigger macroinvertebrates in the calm water than in the rougher conditions. Two people collected for 25 minutes and found 12 mayfly nymphs,2 crane fly larvae,1 Dragonfly nymph,1 giant water bug and 4 stonefly nymphs.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Plump and squishy grub-like invertebrate. Crane fly larvae are known to be plump and squishy and grub-like.
Photo of my evidence.
Segmented body. We know that Crane fly larvae have segmented bodies.
Photo of my evidence.
Has fleshy extensions on lower abdomen which is a known distinguishing feature of Crane fly larvae.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Diptera (order)
Common name:
Crane fly larva
Count of individuals: 
How big is it?: 
2 - 5 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.153500 °
W -70.603050 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Crooked River 1
Trip date: 
Wed, 2017-11-15 15:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Crooked River
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
5 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Dirt road
Water temperature: 
Dissolved oxygen: 


Hi flyfishing622,
I really enjoyed your cranefly larvae pictures- especially the close up of the fleshy appendage! I was reading about the cranefly this morning and learned that there are different species of cranefly that can live in standing-water habitats, and some even live in intertidal/ brackish water. Macroinvertebrates are so cool!

Hi there, flyfishing622.

Great work on this observation. Your coordinates do seem to be a bit off. Please comment below with the correct coordinates (in decimal degrees) and we will update your observation.

-The VS Team-

Sorry about the mistake. I'm not sure how that happened. The correct coordinates are:N 44.09.210
W 070.36.183

Thanks, flyfishing622! You are back on track :)