Jul 8, 2006


I suffer from arachnophobia. I post images of spiders as a means of therapy. But few things are worse than crane flies, aka mosquito hawks or mosquito eaters. They are essentially flying spiders - flying daddy-long-legs. Spiders shouldn't be so mobile. Also, look at those beady eyes!

I know that they are actually insects, but it's all in the appearance, it's all in the long legs. Friends and family try to console me each Spring as they begin to infest the neighborhood, "But they're harmless! They eat mosquitos - that's a good thing." Well, I'm not convinced of either. Has anyone actually ever seen one eating a mosquito? Well, have you? I dare any of you to tell me one redeeming quality of the abominations!

Thanks for the photo,

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