"spindle-legged crane flies"

 Crane flies, otherwise known as Daddy Longlegs, are large flies with long delicate legs that seem to break off if you give them so much as a sharp look. They are attracted to light, and do not feed at all as flies, but rather in the larva stage. Although some crane flies are as small as mosquitoes, in the tropics they can grow up to ten centimetres long.