Hello, I have lots of these in my garden now, do you know what they are? The numbers on my paving are worrying me. Thanks for any help you can give.
CLOSED: Any idea what this is?
Thanks Flapdoodle. In your opinion thereís no other possibility for these? Iíve been receiving all sorts of suggestions so far. Is there a way of controlling these / eradicating from the garden as there are hundreds in my garden.
From what I can see in your images, I am reasonably sure that these are crane fly larvae. Only a few species of these out of the thousands of species that comprise this family ever cause enough damage to warrant control; the vast majority feed on decomposing organic matter in soil or water. See https://gardening.which.co.uk/hc/en-gb/articles/115000185985-Leatherjackets got more on the subject.