Wondering what those large, flying insects that look like huge mosquitoes are all about? Luckily, they’re not mosquitoes, nor do they eat mosquitoes, as they are sometimes incorrectly referred to as “mosquito eaters” or “mosquito hawks.” In reality, they’re completely harmless, have no stinger and most of them do not have mouthparts as adults. They exist primarily to reproduce and be a food source for all sorts of insectivores such as frogs, armadillos and swallows. When environmental conditions are right, like our recent warm temperatures, they hatch and begin emerging as adults.  

More information: Click here (fun facts about crane flies from Texas AgriLife Extension Service)