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.
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.”