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FLORIDA DOOM: Giant Mosquitoes Likely To Infest Florida This Summer
03-11-2013, 11:52 PM #1
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Quote:Giant mosquitoes, the size of quarters, are likely to infest Florida this summer, according to experts from the University of Florida.

These huge, biting insects, which are called Psorophora ciliata, or more commonly known as gallinippers, invaded the state last year and, according to entomologist Phil Kaufman, there may be another invasion on the way.

"I wouldn't be surprised, given the numbers we saw last year," said Kaufman, an associate professor with UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. "When we hit the rainy cycle we may see that again."

Female gallinippers lay their eggs in soil at the borders of water bodies that overflow after heavy rain, such as ponds and streams. Therefore, they are referred to as floodwater mosquitoes.

The eggs can stay dry and inactive for a long time, even years, until waters are high enough to help them hatch.

Florida was hit by Tropical Storm Debbie last june, which resulted in flooding in several areas and the release of great numbers of gallinippers and other floodwater mosquitoes.

The mosquito is native to the whole Eastern side of North America and its body is approximately half an inch long with a black-and-white color pattern, making it look like a super-sized form of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito.

Just like all other biting mosquitoes, the female gallinippers feed on blood and the males feed on flower nectar.

The species is well-known for being aggressive and having a painful bite. "The bite really hurts, I can attest to that," Kaufman said. The pain has been described as similar to being stabbed.

Read more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/257493.php

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03-11-2013, 11:54 PM #2
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Jason Doom is also in Florida. damned.gif


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03-12-2013, 12:02 AM #3
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im not excited for those monster blood suckers to hit land.....wtf2.gif

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03-12-2013, 12:20 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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They're huge! If we had that size mosquitoes here we'd have to evacuate.

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03-12-2013, 01:23 AM #5
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uhoh.gif I they are in Florida it wont take long for them to be here in Georgia. uhoh.gif


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03-12-2013, 01:30 AM #6
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03-12-2013, 02:20 AM #7
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(03-12-2013, 12:20 AM)Octo Wrote:  They're huge! If we had that size mosquitoes here we'd have to evacuate.

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One reason I left Minnesota was the mosquitoes. The mosquitoes up in the Boundary Waters Area are so big and numerous they carry off a child every couple of years or so.


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03-12-2013, 02:34 AM #8
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These Skeeters are already here, Ive seen them for several years, Just bush-hogging the fields. Stripes on the legs, Ive seen some like that already. The odd thing is they are in the hay when its dry. 13.gif


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03-12-2013, 02:39 AM #9
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(03-12-2013, 02:20 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  One reason I left Minnesota was the mosquitoes. The mosquitoes up in the Boundary Waters Area are so big and numerous they carry off a child every couple of years or so.


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Tell me about it! Happens here all the time. chuckle.gif

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03-12-2013, 03:22 AM #10
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The Gally Nipper? LOL

Hmm... get enough of those and they might be good eats!

03-12-2013, 04:00 AM #11
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Mmm...Grilled mosquitoes. batboy.jpg
03-12-2013, 04:25 AM #12
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You really can't have a cookout up here without a few tasty grilled mosquitoes. Thick as fly's on Ethiopian babies. coffeetime.gif

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03-12-2013, 04:32 AM #13
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stuff dryer sheets in your pockets and mosquitoes don't bite you
03-12-2013, 04:39 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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It's obvious you haven't been to Finland.

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03-12-2013, 04:41 AM #15
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(03-12-2013, 04:39 AM)Octo Wrote:  It's obvious you haven't been to Finland.

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I have been to Canada. It cannot be much different.



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