Crane Fly (family Tipulidae): Crane flies in this family are referred to as “large crane flies”, because …well, they are pretty darn big. With their slender body and stilt-like legs, they kind of look like a mosquito on steroids. But not to worry, they are not out for blood. Adult crane flies only live about 10 to 15 days. Their primary purpose is to mate. The females will lay eggs in suitable habitat …which depending on the species can range from water, soil, or a rotten log. Found by Morgan Smith (one of our favorite bug hunters). Photo by Amy Scott Smith on 5/17/18 in Missoula, MT.