“Giant Mutant Mosquitos”, or, Crane Flies

Many people have noticed an unusual amount of Crane Flies around their homes in the past two weeks. This is widespread regional phenomenon and environmental conditions for the past year are credited for the outbreak. This is generally expected to be short-lived.

See these two articles discussing Crane Fly emergence:

“Giant Mutant Mosquitoes” Abound

Are those Mosquitoes on Steroids…No, They are just Crane Flies.


Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Forestry , Bugwood.org