Crane Fly from the UK

Subject:  Flying scorpion looking thing with 6 legs
Geographic location of the bug:  London England
Date: 06/01/2018
Time: 02:57 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:
What is this thing? My friend has found it in his house! It looks like a flying scorpion
How you want your letter signed:  Jake

Crane Fly

Dear Jake,
Though it resembles a stinging wasp, this is actually a harmless Crane Fly.  Based on images posted to Eakring Birds and on Diptera Info, we believe your Crane Fly is
Ctenophora pectinicornis.

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