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Postby i_r_e_d » Sat May 05, 2007 1:49 am

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?
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Postby blcr11 » Sat May 05, 2007 2:29 am

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.
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Postby kotoreru » Sat May 05, 2007 3:48 pm

Hmm that looks suspiciously like 'daddy long-legs' here in the UK - could it be?
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Postby i_r_e_d » Sat May 05, 2007 4:57 pm

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.
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Postby Locus » Sat May 05, 2007 5:02 pm

Here is a lot of such insects. As I know, there adults eat anything apart from nectar or dew.
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Postby i_r_e_d » Sat May 05, 2007 5:06 pm

Here as in your home in Israel?!
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Postby Locus » Sun May 06, 2007 1:48 pm

i_r_e_d wrote:Here as in your home in Israel?!

Yes, I am steal at Israel...
Such giant moskito often fly to the room at evening.
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Postby i_r_e_d » Mon May 07, 2007 2:50 am

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...
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Postby February Beetle » Mon May 14, 2007 12:56 am

Is this the same animal?
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Postby i_r_e_d » Mon May 14, 2007 2:05 am

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...
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Postby kotoreru » Mon May 14, 2007 7:45 am

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!
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Postby David George » Fri May 18, 2007 5:36 am

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.
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