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mosquito hawk
NOUN
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Chiefly Southern U.S. dragonfly.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly

Crane fly is a common name referring to any member of the insect family Tipulidae, of the order .... Despite widely held beliefs that adult crane flies (or mosquito hawks) prey on mosquito populations, the adult crane fly is anatomically incapable ...

entomologytoday.org/2015/08/17/mosquito-hawk-skeeter-eater-giant-mosquito-no-no-and-no

Aug 17, 2015 ... Always taught and thought to my son that they were mosquito hawks so I have always let them be.. ok so they are useless for that… and I see ...

www.domyownpestcontrol.com/crane-fly-identification-guide-a-621.html

Mosquito Eater? You may have heard crane flies called mosquito eaters or mosquito hawks. Contrary to popular belief, crane flies do not eat mosquitoes or bite ...

ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20892

Apr 27, 2016 ... Many people call these “mosquito hawks” or “mosquito eaters,” but ... they are basically harmless and won't help with any mosquito problems.

www.mosquito.org/mistaken-identities

The largest crane flies are sometimes called "daddy-long-legs", "gully nippers", or "mosquito hawks". However, they do not bite people and they do not eat ...

hortsciences.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-29_crane_flies.htm

Although they look similar to mosquitoes, crane flies are much larger and do not bite. FIGURE 2. ... (The term "mosquito hawk" generally refers to dragonflies.).

sciencing.com/tell-between-mosquito-hawk-mosquito-8192134.html

A mosquito hawk is the nickname of winged insects that eat mosquitoes on the wing, especially types of dragonflies, and damselflies. Dragonflies, damselflies ...

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Mar 31, 2014 ... Growing up in Louisiana, it's a myth we've all heard, you're not supposed to kill the so called "mosquito-hawks" because they eat mosquitoes!