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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 ...

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

Aug 17, 2015 ... The 15,000 or so known true crane flies in the family Tipulidae also share a somewhat similar appearance to mosquitoes. They have a narrow ...

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

Do you know what a crane fly, commonly referred to as a mosquito hawk or mosquito eater, looks like? Read our guide to find out more about them so you can ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=What+Is+a+Mosquito+Hawk%3F&v=mlYW6iZaAQg
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!

mosquitoenemy.com/mosquito-hawk-i-think-not

There is a common misconception about the insects that we call “mosquito hawks .” The picture above captures a long-legged fly that is all too often mistaken as ...

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.abchomeandcommercial.com/blog/what-is-a-mosquito-hawk

Apr 6, 2017 ... Mosquito hawks, also known as crane flies, are often mistaken for huge, threatening mosquitoes—but they are not a type of mosquito at all.

countryroadsmagazine.com/travel/outdoor-adventures/the-crane-fly-a-skeeter-eater

Jul 2, 2013 ... The insects we call mosquito hawks aren't, and their reputation is a hoax. We've been duped, I tell you! The long-leggedy fly that goes bump in ...

aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/beneficials/beneficial-29_crane_flies.htm

These mosquito-like flies are called crane flies. Crane flies look like Texas-sized mosquitoes and have been incorrectly called mosquito hawks. (The term ...