Often seen hanging by four of its six legs, this Cranefly is sometimes thought to be a Harvestman (commonly called a Daddy Long-legs) or some kind of skinny spider. Craneflies are generally also mistaken to be enormous mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The back legs on this fly are very long and fine, and they may be fully extended, giving them the appearance of narrow tails. The long wings on this Cranefly cover most of its body when folded over each other, but they may also lay flat and open.
Larvae for this species are aquatic and live in the quiet areas of creek or springs. Adults cling to window screens, walls, and other surfaces. Like other Craneflies, this species is not harmful to people and is content quietly resting in the high corners and areas of buildings when it is not on tree trunks.
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Note: An insect's reach is not limited by lines drawn on a map and therefore species may appear in areas, regions and/or states beyond those listed above as they are driven by environmental factors (such as climate change), available food supplies and mating patterns.