Bug ID

Asked May 25, 2017, 12:48 PM EDT

What is this insect? It is on my windowsill in Havre De Grace.

Harford County Maryland insect identification crane fly insect giant crane fly giant mosquito tipula crane flies

1 Response

Looks like a Giant crane fly. Often mistaken for a "giant" mosquito, these are totally harmless flies. The larvae live in water or on land, feeding on decaying organic matter. Birds eat the larvae and the adults. http://bugguide.net/node/view/845452
A good guy.

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