Crane fly

Crane Fly

5908   About 1 inch long slim body, always on wall near the ceiling, live in Manitoba so cold outside. Have seen about 15 in December and Jan. What are they and where do they come from? Thanks  Larry S.

This is a crane fly (Diptera: Tipulidae); see for an example. It is not unusual to find some active in the winter in sheltered places.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.