This time of year creates an interesting adventure for our cats. It's crane fly season. Crane flies are those insects that look like giant mosquitos hanging around doorways, sneaking in when you come or go. They don't bite, but are so large as to be just creepy. When they get in, they slowly bounce around the ceiling, occasionally dropping down low enough to be snatched out of the air and eaten by Mrs. Jones or Grisabella.
This picture is smaller than the actual size of the 50 to 100 on my front porch right now. They are just hanging around on the window screens and walls, waiting for Mr. or Mrs. Perfect Crane Fly to come along.
I've heard them called Skeeter Hawks most of my life. Daddy Longlegs is another name I've heard. But Gollywhopper and Gallinipper are new ones to me.