Flying Insect
Location: Amery, WI (Northwestern Wisconsin)
September 18, 2011 2:07 am
Dear Bugman,
Late last night, aroung 1:30 am, I opened the door to let my dog outside, and in flew a very strange bug. It sort of fell into the house on the carpet. It seemed like it couldn’t fly all that well. It was darting up, trying to fly, but it would just fall back on the floor. I would guess that the body was around 2-3 inches long. I would really like to know what kind of bug this is. It’s very creepy looking! Thank you!
Signature: Tonja Williamson

Giant Eastern Crane Fly

Hi Tonja,
The markings on the wings of your Giant Eastern Crane Fly,
Pedicia albivitta, are very distinctive.  Crane Flies are harmless creatures that have a feeble flight.  According to BugGuide:  “larvae are aquatic; adults may be found on nearby vegetation and may be attracted to artificial light.”

Location: Wisconsin

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