Big mozzy!

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 21:40
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Does anyone know what this mozzy is, its twice the size of the usual size ones I see, it has the gold parts on the body, only 1 leg left on it but no bands on the legs, only black i think,I can't see anything similar, thanks in advance.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 22:19

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 22:19
Hello

Would be handy to know where you encountered this beast. I am assuming Australia, but its a big place.

Any clues?

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Follow Up By: Nutta - Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 23:00

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 23:00
In my back yard, gold coast, thats what worries me, cant find anything like it with the distinct gold on the body.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 23:44

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 23:44
Ok - will ask my mozi expert mate (yes I have one - a mate and one who knows about mozis). There are however over 300 species so could be a challenge.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 06:23

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 06:23
Probably a "Hexham Grey"................that won?

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 08:09

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 08:09
Too small for a Hexham Grey.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:10

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:10
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Bob, "Hexham Grey"?..... sounds like a horse from Northumberland .... Link
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:28

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:28
Looks like the type we had in Vietnam. Kept us awake at night sitting on the end of the bed arguing whether to eat you there or take you down the creek.
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Follow Up By: mike39 - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 19:43

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 19:43
Bob Y.
Stayed one night in the '60's at the old Hexham pub.
There was a fair bit of work going on at the slip so plenty of drinkers.

The pub was still going strong when most pubs would be shut, bloody hot Hunter river night and those bloody Hexham Greys all but carried us away.

The blood alcohol level of those mozzies would have been off the scale, they never gave in.
But we did, very early next morning.
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 22:21

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 22:21
I'd just call him Sir.
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Follow Up By: Nutta - Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 23:02

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 at 23:02
Dead Sir!!
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Follow Up By: Dusty D - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 11:37

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 11:37
If you are going to call it Sir, it is no threat as only the females suck blood.

So endeth the entomology lesson for today.

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Reply By: Iza B - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 06:26

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 06:26
Maybe it bit Peter Parker.

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Follow Up By: Griffin - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 07:48

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 07:48
Showing my age....I had to Google Peter Parker.
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Reply By: Nutta - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 08:19

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 08:19
next to my little finger
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Follow Up By: wozzie (WA) - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 20:46

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 20:46
Yes, but how large is your little finger???

try a 5 cent piece or something known to all.....

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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 08:41

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 08:41
ABC did an article a good few years ago on what this maybe.

From memory, I think it was called an Asian Tiger or something similar.

You might be able to find it online
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Follow Up By: Nutta - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 08:58

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 08:58
I did google those but they were a different colour layout, maybe male or female.
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Reply By: ian.g - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 13:33

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 13:33
Looks a bit like the ones they get in Alaska, they trap them there and sell their fur. All jokes aside it is a fearsome looking beast.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 14:35

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 14:35
Ok....I have been reliably informed that it is most likely Toxorhynchites speciosis......a very large species but fortunately not blood-feeding.

Larvae predate on larvae of other mosquito species.

See here for more pics and info.

Cheers Greg
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Follow Up By: Mick O - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 15:37

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 15:37
A mozzie that feeds on other mozzies! I like it. There should be more of them!

Good work that.

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Follow Up By: Nutta - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 17:35

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 17:35
Thanks for that, thats it alright, I might let the next one live!
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Reply By: Member - Outback Gazz - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 17:40

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 17:40
When I first read - BIG MOZZY


I thought Queensland just opened up a new tourist attraction lol
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 20:08

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 at 20:08
It's called the big Sand Fly
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