Crane Fly

Subject: What’s this flying insect?
Location: Northeast PA
May 21, 2012 11:56 am
My children and I were sitting in our suburban Northeast PA back yard at around 7pm last night (5-20-12) This pictured insect flew on my daughter, and after shewing it away, it landed on the grass. It stayed still long enough to get a photo, and then flew off. Can you identify it?
Signature: Joyce Ravinskas

Crane Fly

Hi Joyce,
We have identified your harmless Crane Fly as
Ctenophora dorsalis using both BugGuide and the Crane Flies of Pennsylvania websites.

2 thoughts on “Crane Fly”

  1. i found one like this in East London a couple days ago.. the picture i sent in wasnt that clear but i did try to explain it

    Where are these bugs usually found?


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