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.