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Long legged large beauty
August 31, 2009
Visiting a friend on Deer Isle in Maine, I found this creature on her screened in porch. It was late August. Not able to find anything close to it in my Peterson guide. Pretty large – It’s body alone was about 2 1/5 inches long. Any ideas?
Gianna
Deer Isle, Maine

Giant Eastern Crane Fly

Giant Eastern Crane Fly

Dear Gianna,
Your spectacular photograph of the spectacular Giant Eastern Crane Fly, Pedicia albivitta, is a wonderful addition to our site.  According to BugGuide:  “This species is one of the largest [Crane Flies] in northeastern United States and Canada, the other being Tipula abdominalis.”  Since it is the first of the month, there is always a bit of a lag time for our new postings to have images show live.

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