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Mega mosquitoes arrive in Central Florida
Clickorlando.com ^ | June 7, 2013 | staff

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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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News
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To: jmacusa

typo, meant to say ‘’east across’’


51 posted on 06/09/2013 7:29:47 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: matt04

They’re like the “Will ‘O’ the Wisp’’ of the bug world. You see them and then you don’t.


52 posted on 06/09/2013 7:31:30 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: driftdiver

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.


53 posted on 06/09/2013 8:05:36 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They’re very spotty - some places have hordes, others nothing.


54 posted on 06/09/2013 8:06:10 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Well fine I’m sure the people where you live appreciate your sparkling personality.


55 posted on 06/09/2013 8:14:40 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BobL
“According to Kaufman, gallinippers aren’t known to carry any viruses that could be harmful to humans.”

Will Kaufman be willing to prove it by spending an hour or two with an HIV+ person in a chamber full of gallinippers?

56 posted on 06/09/2013 8:40:09 PM PDT by fso301
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To: driftdiver

LOL

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.


57 posted on 06/09/2013 9:02:00 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: driftdiver

Yet another excellent reason to carry concealed. :-)


58 posted on 06/09/2013 9:29:47 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare--now a Marine Mom)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I was there 65-66. I left your bed made at the Goose Hilton.


59 posted on 06/09/2013 9:35:11 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Ben Mugged

***the Goose Hilton.***

Is that the ALERT Barracks? No wonder I got short sheeted!;-D


60 posted on 06/10/2013 7:06:17 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: driftdiver
giant-mosquitoe
61 posted on 06/10/2013 10:59:40 AM PDT by N-R-T (No Real Talent)
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