A weird mosquito?

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Newbiebug420
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A weird mosquito?

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Hi guys last time u lot were so helpfull can you help me with this one as well? Found it on my fence scared the pants o me
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Reason: typo in title corrected
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Re: A wierd mosquito?

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Yes, the giant death mosquito- actually it's a crane fly, a harmless insect, which look a lot like mosquitos, and get a lot bigger as a matter of fact.
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Re: A wierd mosquito?

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Strange, I posted that it is a crane fly (family Tipulidae) about half an hour after the original post appeared, but my reply has been deleted.

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Re: A wierd mosquito?

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Clearly a conspiracy within the crane fly group- looks like a "bug" you might need to track down...
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Re: A wierd mosquito?

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Sorry Adam, I think that might have been me when I was deleting spam. I thought I selected the wrong post once but couldn't remember which one.
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Re: A wierd mosquito?

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bobw wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 9:59 am Sorry Adam, I think that might have been me when I was deleting spam. I thought I selected the wrong post once but couldn't remember which one.
Or it could have been me! This thread was hammered by the bots yesterday! It seems like every time I checked - there were 2-3 new spams attached to this one.

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