|Crane fly on the patio door|
|Crane fly close up|
|Bottom of Crane fly, through the glass door|
I am not sure the exact species of this crane fly, and it is not easy track it down as there are over 400 species of crane flies living in California, according to a local mosquito control disctrict. They are in the family Tipulidae.
It appears to be a male, based on the rounded end of it's tail. Females have a more pointy tail to deposit eggs in the soil. This may be a