mosquito hawk


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mosquito hawk

n.
1. See nighthawk.
2. Lower Southern US See dragonfly.
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mosquito hawk

n
(Animals) another name for nighthawk1
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n.
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Noun1.mosquito hawk - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at restmosquito hawk - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
odonate - large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
2.mosquito hawk - mainly nocturnal North American goatsucker
caprimulgid, goatsucker, nightjar - mainly crepuscular or nocturnal nonpasserine birds with mottled greyish-brown plumage and large eyes; feed on insects
Chordeiles, genus Chordeiles - a genus of Caprimulgidae
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References in periodicals archive ?
It was a crane fly, or "mosquito hawk." These members of the family Tipulidae do not suck blood or carry human disease: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crane_fly.
The green darner, also known as the mosquito hawk, feeds on many insects that are harmful to humans, especially mosquitoes, and is one of the fastest (it flies at speeds of up to 35 m.p.h.) and biggest of dragonflies, growing to as much as three inches long.
Often referred to as a mosquito hawk, a single dragonfly is able to consume as many as 100 mosquitoes in a day.