At the moment, thanks to some unseasonably (but gratefully received) late winter rain and slightly warmer weather, we are inundated by giant mosquitoes.
Except they’re not.
They are actually crane flies, but as you can see from the picture below, they do have a marked resemblance to the blood-sucking pests.
The irony is, the crane fly actually preys on mosquito larva (and not people).
So next time you see a “giant mosquito”, before you slap it, remember the crane fly. Let it live and it will take care of the mosquitoes for you.
Have you seen a crane fly? (They are found around the world)