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L is for Leatherjacket – Word up!

Leatherjackets, the larvae of the cranefly or daddy-long-legs, live in the top layers of soil where they feed on roots. In a domestic situation, the damage is particularly noticeable on lawns where dead patches are caused.  The common European cranefly (Tipula Paludosa) is an agricultural pest in Europe.
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