Location: Somerset, Pennsylvania
November 17, 2010 4:02 pm
I recently was a bridesmaid in a wedding in rural Pennsylvania. The bridal party stayed at a cabin in the woods, and this bug resided on the mirror in the bathroom throughout the weekend. It never, ever moved. We weren’t even sure it was real until a well-intentioned boy ”disposed” of it for us ”girls” because he was sure that we hadn’t seen it, and if we had, we would have ”freaked out.” Unfortunately, the wedding bug is gone, but I’d love to know what it was!
The uninvited guest to the wedding is a Crane Fly, a harmless insect that is sometimes mistaken for a large mosquito and is also erroneously called a Mosquito Hawk by folks who believe they prey upon mosquitoes.