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Re: bug question

1. mosquito hawk - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent
wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
dragonfly, skeeter hawk, snake doctor, snake feeder, sewing needle, darning
needle, devil's darning needle
odonate - large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of
membranous wings
 2. mosquito hawk - mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker
bullbat, nighthawk
caprimulgid, goatsucker, nightjar - mainly crepuscular or nocturnal
nonpasserine birds with mottled grayish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed
on insects
Chordeiles, genus Chordeiles - a genus of Caprimulgidae


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:30 AM
Subject: [CHAT] bug question

> I have what is conceivably a dumb question about a very common insect.  We
> call them squito eaters.  Do they really eat mosquitoes and if so how the
> can they catch one?  They seem to be the worlds worst flyers and look as
> they are hovering over walls trying to catch something that has landed on
> walls.  Can anybody tell me what is the story on these guys?
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