Dave Stancliff Monster mosquitoes poised to strike Florida! blogarama.com

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Monster mosquitoes poised to strike Florida!

Yikes! As if the regular size mosquitos aren’t bad enough…

One of the most ferocious insects you've ever heard of — it's the size of a quarter and its painful bite has been compared to being knifed — is set to invade Florida this summer.

The Sunshine State, already home to man-eating sinkholes, invading Burmese pythons, swarming sharks, tropical storms and other disasters, can expect to see an explosion of shaggy-haired gallinippers (Psorophora ciliata), a type of giant mosquito, according to entomologist Phil Kaufman of the University of Florida. (Story here)

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