‘Giant mosquito’ image sparked lots of reactions.(Twitter/@EzeLobo1)
‘Giant mosquito’ image sparked lots of reactions.(Twitter/@EzeLobo1)

Man shares image of ‘giant mosquito’, reminds people of Jumanji

Since being shared, the tweet has garnered close to 1.4 lakh views.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 07:15 PM IST

An image tweeted by a user of the micro-blogging site has prompted varied reactions from people – and have left some terrified. The image is of a huge bug which looks like mosquito.

Written in Spanish, when translated, the caption of the post says, “Look at the size of the mosquito which entered my house. There’s a normal-sized mosquito kept beside it for comparison. Ezequiel Lobo wrote and shared the post on January 22.

Since being shared, the tweet has garnered close to 1.4 lakh views – and the numbers are only increasing. Additionally, it has also gathered over 23,000 retweets.

Eventually, the image found its way onto reddit too. People, on both the platforms, had a lot to say about the image of the huge bug. While some commented that it’s a creature out of the fictional film Jumanji, some simply gasped at the size of the bug. A few were also were reminded of the 2007 thriller-horror movie The Mist.

“So Jumanji,” wrote a reddit user. “The Mist, anyone?” commented another. “Does evolution scare you humans now?” wrote a third. “Why is it so big,” commented a fourth.

Some on Twitter seized the opportunity to drop memes involving the giant bug:

Some people, however, suggested that the bug in the picture is not a mosquito and identified it as “robber fly”. Further adding, the insect is a native of Argentina and “they don’t sting or bite.” They only look like a giant mosquito.”

“Don’t worry, it’s not a giant mosquito it’s a “robber fly” they don’t bite, sting or anything it just looks like a mosquito but is a totally different thing, is like comparing a grizzly with a panda. Also they are rare, they aren’t something you see every day, not even every year,” wrote a reddit user. “No, they are not mosquitoes, they are “robber flies.”

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