Mistaken Identities: Mosquito or Mosquito Hawk?

This spring I learned something about mosquitos.  As I learned a long time ago, female mosquitos are larger than their male counterparts. So when I saw particularly large mosquitos on our front porch this spring I assumed it was because of the wet spring and our pond being full.  However, in discussing it with folks down here I learned they are not actually mosquitos but what are known down here as ‘mosquito hawks’.

The good news is that they don’t bite humans!

They are actually called Crane flies.  To learn more, click on the link below.

Source: Mistaken Identities


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