Subject: what is this
January 6, 2014 2:03 am
Hi I get these all over my patio and patio door what are they? Especially when it rains they are everywhere
We believe these are terrestrial Crane Fly Larvae or Leatherjackets, and your comment about them emerging after a rain is very consistent with their habits. Here is a Getty Images file of a Leatherjacket from the UK identified as Tipula padulosa. Lawn Science has an image and a video of Leatherjackets.
thankyou so much ive been going crazy!! How do I get rid of them please?
We do not provide extermination advice.