crane fly

crane fly

6024  What is this bug? Found Northern Ontario.  Thank you!  Stephanie

This is a crane fly (Diptera: Tipulidae) in the genus Tanyptera (formerly Ctenophora); see https://tinyurl.com/y9npojm5 for an image. Their larvae are found in decaying wood.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.