Subject: What’s this?
Geographic location of the bug: Missouri
Time: 03:49 PM EDT
This guy is on my step. He’s awesome! I would like to know more about him though. Can you help?
How you want your letter signed: Lacy
We love your enthusiasm. This is a harmless Giant Crane Fly, Tipula abdominalis, and according to BugGuide “adults fly from May to October” and “two generations per year (usually May/June and September/October).” Your high quality image and your perfect timing has resulted in us naming the Giant Crane Fly our Bug of the Month for October 2017.