GIANT MOSQUITOES INVADING?

Crane FliesImagine surviving the April rain storms only to venture out into your newly green lawn and find what looks like giant mosquitoes lurking all over. This is a common problem amongst homeowners in the Virginia, Maryland, and DC area. Thankfully, we can all breathe a sigh of relief because these giant mosquito like insects are only harmless Crane Flies.

CRANE FLIES: HARMLESS, UNCOORDINATED INSECTS

There are several species of non-detrimental crane flies in the DC metro area that inhabit grassy areas. Many of the adults, including species such as Tipula ludosa and Tipula oleracea, resemble over-sized mosquitoes and are found on plant material or grass blades. These uncoordinated creatures emerge every spring and although they look menacing, there is no need to worry; crane flies do not feed on humans or plant material.

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