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Can you name this 'mystery insect'?

Janet Knodel, North Dakota State Entolmologist, says she's receiving questions about this large mosquito-like insect. Her answer: It's a crane fly and is "non-biting and harmless. They are common during spring and attracted to lights and often fo...

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  Janet Knodel, North Dakota State Entolmologist, says she's receiving questions about this large mosquito-like insect. Her answer: It's a crane fly and is "non-biting and harmless. They are common during spring and attracted to lights and often found on screens outside of houses. Crane flies also rest on foliage of landscape plants around the house." Adults and larvae are important as prey for birds, fishes, amphibians, other insects and mammals," she says. Knodel writes about crane flys in the May 5, 2016m issue of the NDSU Crop and Pest Report. It's the first issue of the popular report in 2016. To read the full report:  https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/cpr/pdf-reports/ndsu-crop-and-pest-report-may-5-2016/view .

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