Sun Sentinel If mosquitoes were motorcycles, the species known as Psorophora ciliata would be a Harley-Davidson — big, bold, American-made and likely to be abundant in Florida this summer, according to entomologist Phil Kaufman, an University of Florida associate professor with the school’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Kaufman said that last year the state had a bumper crop of the huge insects, called gallinippers, which are known for being notoriously aggressive and having a painful bit — and a repeat may be on the way. The gallinipper is a floodwater mosquito with females laying eggs that can remain dry and dormant for years until high waters cause them to hatch, Kaufman said. And that’s exactly what happened with Tropical Storm Debbie last summer. Only the female gallinippers are blood feeders as males survive on flower nectar, according to the news release. “The bite really hurts, I can attest to that,” Kaufman said.
Cancel the summer vacation to Disney World! Forget the golf trip with the boys! Nix the honeymoon in the Keys!
Florida is about to be overrun with giant blood sucking mosquitos from the Stone Age. These bat sized monsters will suck a human dry the way a chupacabra sucks all of the blood out of a goat. The way an in-her-prime Jenna Jameson ended a porno. Run for your lives!
Okay, I’m exaggerating here, but I would think twice about heading to Florida this summer. Mosquitos suck, and these ones are mosquitos on steroids that hurt when they bite you. No thanks.
If one of these souped up mosquitos were to bite one of Florida’s many AIDS riddled needle drug users and then bite you would you be at risk of getting the disease? Or would you be at zero risk like playing a game of pick up ball against Magic Johnson or sitting in the front row of a Queen concert and getting sweat on by Freddie Mercury?
Somebody get that big doctor from the original article back on the line, I have a question.
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