Phantom Crane Fly

Subject: Weird bug!!
Location: NS, Canada
June 4, 2016 10:55 am
It flies in the weirdest way – hovers? Nothing like I’ve seen before!
Signature: Chelsea

Phantom Crane Fly
Phantom Crane Fly

Dear Chelsea,
The black and white markings of the Phantom Crane Fly allow it to appear and disappear as it languidly flies in sun dappled shade, hence the common name Phantom Crane Fly.  This is the second image we posted of this species today, and the previous posting was the first report we have received of the species this year.

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