Subject: Flying insect identification
Location: Pacific Northwest, Southwest Washington state
April 11, 2015 11:21 am
I live in a wooded area of southwest Washington state and saw this insect on the door of our shed. I tried to look up something on it, but can’t seem to find anything. You you please help?
Signature: Tia Miller
This distinctive insect is a Tiger Crane Fly, Phoroctenia vittata angustipennis. As it does not sting nor bite, it is a harmless insect.