Phantom Crane Fly is double amputee

4 legged white booted dragonfly?
Location: northern minnesota usa
November 11, 2011 3:31 am
I seen this in my house in late summer in northern minnesota. This bug flew with all legs spred out gliding like it was flying squirrel. I am very curious as to what kind of bug it is. thank you
Signature: josh

Phantom Crane Fly

Hi Josh,
Though it somewhat resembles a Dragonfly, this Phantom Crane Fly is a true fly that is characterized by having two wings rather than the four wings that most insects possess.  Your individual is missing two legs as a result of some trauma.  Phantom Crane Flies, like other insects, have six legs.

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