I found this bug in my kitchen in this morning, in a suburb of Houston Texas, about 30 miles Northwest of downtown. It was on the wall, and when I went in for a closer look, it quickly flew away - up towards the light, then crash landed behind the refrigerator where I hit it with bug spray.
It looks sort of like a mosquito, but much much larger. Everything I find online about "giant mosquitoes" points to the Crane fly or "mosquito hawk" - which I've seen plenty of (very common here). I'm no expert, but this doesn't look like a cranefly.
I also read that giant mosquitoes are known to hatch after hurricanes, and there was just a huge one <200 miles from me. But those accounts speak of smaller insects (albeit, still very large for a mosquito).
For example, this article about "gallinippers" in North Carolina, speaks of mosquitoes only the size of a penny.
I did not think to put a coin in the shot for reference, but based on the size of the paper towel underneath it, it must be at least the size of a quarter.
Is this even related to a mosquito? What could it be?