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    • #7576
      i_r_e_d
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      Can anyone explain to me what a Mosquito Eater is? I was with my friend hugh and I spotted what looked like a very large mosquito, he said it wasn’t a mosquito but in fact it was a mosquito eater… What is a mosquito eater?

    • #72124
      blcr11
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      http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/deta … num=IS0067

      But they don’t actually eat anything as adults, even though they can look like giant mosquitos. We have them all over the place in the summertime.

    • #72142
      kotoreru
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      Hmm that looks suspiciously like ‘daddy long-legs’ here in the UK – could it be?

    • #72147
      i_r_e_d
      Participant

      That’s the one!! Nice… And we have Daddy long legs spiders here in the US too… But the ones that I know of do not fly or have wings.

    • #72149
      Locus
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      Here is a lot of such insects. As I know, there adults eat anything apart from nectar or dew.

    • #72150
      i_r_e_d
      Participant

      Here as in your home in Israel?!

    • #72208
      Locus
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      quote i_r_e_d:

      Here as in your home in Israel?!

      Yes, I am steal at Israel…
      Such giant moskito often fly to the room at evening.

    • #72223
      i_r_e_d
      Participant

      That’s awesome! I live in practically the only swampy area in New Mexico… So right around now we get a bunch of these little critters…

    • #72626
      February Beetle
      Participant

      Is this the same animal?

    • #72628
      i_r_e_d
      Participant

      Why yes it is February Beetle!!!! I thought that it definitly was a mosquito, but my friend said "Danny, no…" and i was like "Dude, oh…" and that’s pretty much how it went down…

    • #72649
      kotoreru
      Participant

      There’s also a fish called the Mosquitoeater (Gambusia affinis), which as I understand it is a terrible invasive, introduced to waters to control…mosquitoes!

    • #72831
      David George
      Participant

      I have seen such insects even in a place called munnar in South India but it is a place whose altitude is higher than where most of us live.

    • #72858
      i_r_e_d
      Participant

      Well I’m at 5,000 feet right now… is it higher than that?

    • #73143
      David George
      Participant

      It is about 6000 ft above sea level

    • #74117
      BARBARA10
      Participant

      THIS IS A CRANE FLY, IT DOES NOT EAT MOSQUITOS OR BITE HUMANS.
      IT IS ALSO KNOWN AS A DADDY LONG LEGS IN THE U.K. NOT IN THE U.S.

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