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Invasion of the Giant Mosquitos!

I've been seeing these HUGE bugs gathering around the front porch light lately. They're about 2 inches long and look like giant mosquitos. Scary to say the least.

I found out today they're actually the harmless crane fly. They don't bite or sting or suck blood or anything. They just look creepy, like a daddy long legs.

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dv_girl
Mar. 9th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
Awww. Think of them as 'really cheap cat toys.'

Cats love em.
hydra_velsen
Mar. 9th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
They make great turtle food.
rummy_raccoon
Mar. 9th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
We always called them mosquito eaters back home, wonder what they eat. Mosquito is a funny word ^^
whitetail
Mar. 9th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
*chuckles* Yeah, there's one buzzing around my workstation now, or at least there was a few minutes ago. He'll be back, no doubt. They seem attracted to the static on my CRT monitor. Anyway, thanks for that link. Those insects are extremely common here on the far northwest coast of CA, but I never knew their real name until now...
bubbycat
Mar. 9th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Maybe they went to tell there friends about the monitor so they can buzz around it too :) ps what's a crt monitor? is that the same os the one that shows what your computer displayed like pictures and stuff?
whitetail
Mar. 9th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
CRT stands for cathode ray tube. It's the big, bulky old-style computer monitor that's like a television, as opposed to those sleek, sexy flat panels that everyone seems to have now except me. ;-)
bubbycat
Mar. 9th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
I remember when i was little and we used to go camping there was these weird bugs on the water of the lake that was there. i remember those was on creeks too when i was little.sorta like spiders called water skippers. i wonder how they walk on the water without falling in and getting wet? I remember also these bugs called lace wings there sorta like big mosquitoes too. I think some of them was green too. like a funny green mosquito :) anyways after i read you post that made me remember that stuff :) hehe.
bubbycat
Mar. 9th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
Will those SWAT teams get rid of buggies and swat them :)? hehe i kid i just saw SWAT teams mentioned on that modern marvels on the history channel listed on yahoo tv listings and it made me think of the mosquito posts you posed i dunno why :)
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