Everyone is scared of this insect, commonly thought to be the world’s biggest mosquito. But it isn’t a mosquito. It’s a crane fly. And it doesn’t bite or sting or cause any harm. Most don’t even eat, except for a bit of nectar. Some people call them mosquito hawks and skeeter eaters. I saw my first crane fly of 2017 on March 25th in my bathroom. They are really fun to look at. Since their major activity is mating, watch for that pairing. They are so big that a mating pair is quite obvious on your screen door or window.
Their wings remind me of stained glass.
This close up gives you a chance to see their antennae.