I found this fellow perched on the outside of my sliding glass door this
morning. I thought it was a male mosquito since they are much larger than their female counterparts (the ones that bite us). However, a search in Bug Finder revealed it to be the cranefly. You can read more about it on Insect Identification.
You gotta love those googly eyes!
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3 thoughts on “Introducing: The Cranefly”
What a cute, little guy! I hope you’re saying that unlike mosquitoes, he/she does NOT bit or otherwise cause harm and we can live and let live…