What is this insect?

Sorry, no photo. My daughter took a video of it. It looks a lot like a mosquito eater: spindly legs and all, and the same size, but the legs have what I would describe as pads at the ends, which I haven’t seen before. Any ideas?

I assume this mystery bug was found in the US?

If it was back east or in the midwest, it may be a phantom crane fly:


Crane flies are of course the “real” name for mosquito eaters.

Yup, crane fly it is. Thanks.