Subject: Pretty bug
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
October 13, 2012 6:14 am
This insect was about 2” long. It was on the outside of a window on a sunny day in late September. I was struck by the artistic patterns on the legs and wings – looked decorated like an American Indian pot.
Signature: Curious

Giant Eastern Crane Fly

Dear Curious,
This impressive specimen is a harmless Giant Eastern Crane Fly,
Pedicia albivitta.  According to BugGuide:  “larvae are aquatic; adults may be found on nearby vegetation and may be attracted to artificial light.”

Location: Connecticut

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