Subject: flying insect
Geographic location of the bug: Detroit Michigan
Time: 01:46 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: We see these every once in a while, usually trying to get through a window! We are very curious as to what it is.
How you want your letter signed: Larry Peplin
This is just about the most beautiful image we have ever seen of a harmless Crane Fly in the infraorder Tipulomorpha. We will continue to post that Crane Flies are harmless, with the backup of noted Crane Fly expert Dr. Chen Young despite folks writing in the claim they have been bitten or stung. All the schooled experts agree with us that Crane Flies are harmless.
Thank you! My wife and I knew that it was harmless (although it does look sort of a little like an irradiated mosquito!).
I happen to be a pro photographer with a camera usually within reach, thus the nicer-than-usual photo. You’re welcome to use it as you wish, should the need for a crane fly image ever arise.