eastern giant crane fly

eastern giant crane fly

6151   Cindy from Val Caron, Ontario, Canada.  Photo taken October 7th 2017.

This is an eastern giant crane fly, Pedicia albivitta (Diptera: Tipulidae), see https://tinyurl.com/yaap923k for an image. They are completely harmless.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.