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.
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.
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.
by Cindy Lawson 9 years ago
I awoke this morning to discover that in spite of wearing pyjamas, some enterprising mosquito or mosquitoes had managed to find their way inside the bottoms overnight in order to give me two bites on one bum cheek, and one on the other, plus a further one on the back of my thigh about 6 inches down...
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by ngureco 7 years ago
Mosquitoes Have No Teeth. What Piercing Mechanism Do They Use To Painlessly Penetrate Human Skin?
by Several Ninjas 8 years ago
I'm not I have it trapped in a big jar in the kitchen.
by Myn Is Me 7 years ago
Why do flies and mosquitoes bite, and wasps and bees sting?
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