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    Those things can bite?? When I lived in Canada they were all over the place and I would pick them up all the time and put them back outside (if they were in the house I mean) and I never got bit. I guess I was lucky! I haven't seen them here in FL though.
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    I was told that they were the male mosquitoes.

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    No, its just a kind of fly. Most do not even feed as adults, nor do they eat mosquitoes.
    that makes no logic

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    I knew they are crane flies but did not know they bite! Ugggh!
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    Thats the first time I have heard that they bite. Is that from personal experience?
    that makes no logic

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    Are they Phil Crane flys?

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    We have them here in south carolina as well... we call them mosquito hawks (more commonly skeeter hawks) because of the general misconception that they prey on mosquitos. They do not bite, as I used to play with them (usually pop the legs off) when I was young.

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    We used to call 'em, "Mosquito Eaters".

    They're harmless.............
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