Rare Mammy Longlegs Sighting Reported For First Time In Three Decades


THE INSECT world is a buzz with the news that a rare Mammy longlegs has been spotted in the wild for the first time in 32 years, WWN can report.

A group of Irish entomologists, who have made it their life’s work are celebrating after successfully tracking down the reclusive, presumed extinct species – locating a solitary female in the Dublin mountains.

Often erroneously called a crane fly, the Daddy longlegs variety are known for their outgoing and nuisance making behaviour which sees them entering people’s home in a desperate bid for attention.

“The reason you see so many males is because they’re starved of attention by the Mammy longlegs who are seriously low maintenance and completely adverse to socialising bordering on the agoraphobic,” explained entomologist Helen O’Sullivan.

O’Sullivan went on to describe the sighting of the Mammy longlegs which has turned the insect world on its head.

“She certainly had that trademark air of the Mammy variety, utterly shattered from taking care of her larvae, massively resentful of her male partner who was off having the craic bouncing around the corner of someone’s living room the whole weekend without so much as a text,” added O’Sullivan.

The entomologists went on to dispel a long-held myth that the longlegs possess the most poisonous venom in the insect world but lack a stinger that can prick human skin.

“That’s a load of nonsense, but get on the wrong side of the Mammy longlegs and you’ll get the silent treatment for weeks”.