LISTEN UP TUCSON!
No, they aren’t giant mosquitoes. They also are not mosquito-eaters.
You're looking at the crane fly, and right now Southern Arizona is full of them. Similar to mosquitoes, crane flies have aquatic larvae, but many species also live in the soil.
Everyone wants to know - Do these bite? Are they harmful? Are they helpful?No, adult crane flies do not bite, sting or suck blood. They are harmless.
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