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Is this a mosquito?

  • 02-04-2024 1:02am
    Registered Users Posts: 374 ✭✭

    Found this at the bottom of one of the kids Easter egg boxes, wondering if it’s a mosquito? Surely there wouldn’t be many out this way (Cootehill area).


  • Registered Users Posts: 504 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    Crane fly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 504 ✭✭✭ottolwinner

    Despite widely held beliefs that adult crane flies (or "mosquito hawks") prey on mosquito populations, the adult crane fly is anatomically incapable of killing or consuming other insects.[33] Although the adults of some species may feed on nectar, the adults of many species have such short lifespans that they do not eat at all.

    From Wikipedia

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭beachhead

    There are a number of native mosquitos in Ireland.Can't remember how many and none of the biting kind unless arriving here lately.Not a mossie in the photo.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Liam Kingston

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭lucalux

    We do have biting mosquitos in Ireland, but they're not believed to be disease vectors

    OUr winters aren't cold enough to kill them all of late either. Going to be more of an issue in the future though

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  • Registered Users Posts: 281 ✭✭supersaint3

    Are these mosquitos??? About .8 - 1cm long. house is plagued with them as is locality and will be until October! I start to get bites from around this time every year