Talk:Toxorhynchites

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This article needs a photo no one even knows what the article is talking about and may become confused between noraml mosquitos and this species. -danieljackson-


This article also needs to explain what an USM associate is. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.180.32.185 (talk) 01:06, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Massive addition/duplicaiton[edit]

If someone can look at the edits immediately before my rollback and se if there is any useful informaiton there, it would be good. Rich Farmbrough, 20:51, 31 December 2009 (UTC).

Common names[edit]

The article used to claim:

Toxorhynchites, also known as mosquito hawks or mosquito eaters, are a cosmopolitan genus.

I've removed the reference to both common names; I think they're just confusions. The Internet repeats the claim plenty of times, possibly due to the same confusion and possibly because they saw the claim on this Wikipedia article (or on Mosquito hawk).

Searching for reliable sources, Google Books (http://www.google.com/search?q=Toxorhynchites+%22mosquito+hawk%22&btnG=Search+Books&tbm=bks&tbo=1) turns up only one link, a book that explicitly references Wikipedia. Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=Toxorhynchites+%22mosquito+hawk%22) turns up the same book plus one other book that doesn't use the two phrases in the same context. Melchoir (talk) 07:32, 19 June 2012 (UTC)