Scientists Predict Mega Mosquito Spike in Florida

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Gallnipper © Sean McCann

The shaggy-haired gallnipper sounds imposing enough based on name alone, but what has people talking is its size. With up to a 6.7 milimeter wingspan, this ginormous mosquito, whose proper name is psorophora ciliata is among the largest in the United States.

Entomologists at the University of Florida are predicting that, once the rainy season arrives, the state will experience a population spike of these bitey monsters for the second consecutive summer.

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