Many refer to this insect as a mosquito and some here in New Jersey refer to it as a Jersey Mosquito. In my opinion New Jersey doesn't need anymore mosquitos than we have now. Sometimes we are referred to as the mosquito state which isn't something to be proud of. This in fact is a crane fly. It only lives for a day and is not a stinging insect, being virtually harmless.
It is possible that I used one of these flies last year but don't want to go check. :-)