Subject: what is this
Location: uk
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
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Crane Fly Larvae


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?
Lauren Maidment

Hi Lauren,
We do not provide extermination advice.


Location: UK

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