Giant Eastern Crane Fly, Scorpion Fly

September 18, 2017
Large fly with long legs and black triangle pattern on wings
fly with black patterned wings
fly with patterned wings and upwards curled abdomen

Some non-moths that were attracted to the lights at Jaffrey. TheĀ Giant Eastern Crane Fly (Pedicia albivitta) were quite common, both in the house and at the moth trap. Later, I saw and caught a fly with intricately patterned wings - it's a Scorpion Fly (Panorpa Sp.) - named for the curled abdomen, but completely harmless.

Jaffrey NH, 2017/09/16

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