Skip to comments.Mega mosquitoes arrive in Central Florida
Posted on 06/09/2013 5:44:01 PM PDT by driftdiver
Gallinippers, which are 20 times the size of a typical mosquito and pack a painful bite, have been spotted in Seminole County, according to officials.
Entomologists at the University of Florida predicted earlier this year that the mega mosquitoes, about the size of a quarter, would invade the Sunshine State in 2013, a year after being spotted in Florida following drenching rains from Tropical Storm Debbie.
Kelly Deutsch, the director of Seminole County Mosquito Control, said gallinippers, officially known as psorophora ciliate, are treated the same as any other species. Deutsch said recent rains, including the dousing from Tropical Storm Andrea earlier this week, will likely cause a spike in all mosquitoes.
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typo, meant to say ‘’east across’’
They’re like the “Will ‘O’ the Wisp’’ of the bug world. You see them and then you don’t.
95 degrees, 95% humidity, giant skeeters, I-4 and overrun with Mexicans (try going to a state park on a weekend). I’ve love to drive an INS truck through Wekiva Springs, place would empty in 20 minutes. Medard Park in Hillsborough County, we camped there when my daughter was younger, had a lot of great times there. Last time I drove through some years ago, I was afraid to stop the car. Might as well have put up a sign saying Americans not welcome.
I go to Florida once a year for 4 days in January on business. Keeps fresh in my mind why I left that cr@phole.
I wouldn’t move back there for triple my income.
They’re very spotty - some places have hordes, others nothing.
Well fine I’m sure the people where you live appreciate your sparkling personality.
Will Kaufman be willing to prove it by spending an hour or two with an HIV+ person in a chamber full of gallinippers?
Actually, my outlook improved dramatically when we left. I get up in the morning looking forward to each day.
I have friends that think Florida is the greatest place in the world. For them I suppose it is. We disliked it considerably and were fortunate enough to sell out just a couple of months before the market collapsed.
Yet another excellent reason to carry concealed. :-)
I was there 65-66. I left your bed made at the Goose Hilton.
***the Goose Hilton.***
Is that the ALERT Barracks? No wonder I got short sheeted!;-D
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