Can’t Find This Bug Anywhere!!
Thu, May 21, 2009 at 8:05 AM
A friend of mine and I were in the parking lot of PetCo, and this not-so-little flier landed on my friends shirt. We thought it looked pretty interesting, so we snapped a few pics with our cell phones(which is the photo isn’t the best) I have looked all over the internet and in all of my field guides and I can not for the life of me identify this one. Any ideas? Thanks!
Upstate NY, Watertown
The Phantom Crane Fly, Bittacomorpha clavipes, is a fascinating looking creature. We believe the coloration helps them to appear to vanish and reappear while flying, hence the name phantom.