Definition of mosquito hawk in English:
- The fish hawk is the osprey; the marsh hawk is a harrier; the mosquito hawk is a kite; Cooper's hawk is an accipiter; Harris' hawk is a buteonine, a hawk closely related to buteos but put in a different genus; the duck hawk is a falcon; and the rough-legged hawk is a buteo!
- Adults look like huge mosquitoes, which explains the common names mosquito hawk and Montana mosquito.
- If the mosquito hawks are killed, the mosquitoes come back in greater numbers than before.
- Although it is rumoured that mosquito hawks eat mosquitoes, that is not the case with crane flies.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.