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My daughters are so scared of 'giant mosquito', does it bite?

  1. jim.sheng profile image64
    jim.shengposted 5 years ago

    My daughters are so scared of 'giant mosquito', does it bite?

    It seems very weak, and very easy to catch. My daughters call it 'sucking-blood spider', because of it long legs.

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  2. KK Trainor profile image62
    KK Trainorposted 5 years ago

    No, they don't bite. They just fly around and then die.

  3. Theophanes profile image97
    Theophanesposted 5 years ago

    No. They are called crane flies and are more closely related to other flies than mosquitoes and eat plant nectar not blood. They are an intensely old and primitive species of fly and it saddens me so many people squish them thinking they're mosquitoes.

  4. Shaddie profile image90
    Shaddieposted 5 years ago

    On the contrary, adult crane flies do not eat at all and their sole purpose is to reproduce. The larvae, which look like grubs, feast on plants and roots in the ground. Both forms are harmless and cannot bite, sting, poison, or harm you in any way.

 
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