Drowned Camel Cricket mistaken for a Mosquito in West Virginia

Subject: Insect???
Location: WV Fairmont 26554
July 25, 2017 10:31 am
I found 2 of these bugs, mosquitoes? in Mr little wading pool in July of this year 2017. I live in West Virginia 26554.
Please let me know if you can identify.
Thank you
Signature: Terri

Drowned Camel Cricket

Dear Terri,
This is not a Mosquito.  This is a Camel Cricket, a harmless insect that is often found in dark, damp places including basements.

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