Flying bug infestation

Asked September 21, 2019, 9:25 AM EDT

I have an infestation of flying bugs in my lawn. They look like giant mosquitoes, about 2 inches long.

Oakland County Michigan insects insect identification

1 Response

If the insects have thin legs, large wings, and look similar to the ones in the following photos, you may have craneflies.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/183
If you're seeing 50+ crane flies, you will wish to monitor your lawn in the next year, as the larval stage feed on turf: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/european_crane_flies_observed_around_lawns_and_homes_in_southern_michi...