Florida abuzz with reports of monster mosquitoes

June 10, 2013 4:36 PM

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Florida abuzz with reports of monster mosquitoes

So-called gallinippers – the notoriously rapacious quarter-sized iteration of mosquito typically measuring 20-times the girth of its more petite, yet still-pesky, cousin – have swarmed Seminole County after a rain-soaked week reminiscent of the epoch when they first appeared in 2012 following Tropical Storm Debbie.

WKMG Local 6 in nearby Orlando quotes officials as saying the mammoth mosquitoes, which also go by the scientific alias psorophora ciliate, undoubtedly have arrived in plague-like fashion.

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