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Huge Florida Mosquitoes Larger Than A Quarter Set To Invade This Summer

Huge Florida Mosquitoes

Huge Florida mosquitoes 20 times larger than the average insect are on their way for this summer, experts are warning.

Environmental officials in the Sunshine State say that Tropical Storm Debbie awakened the dormant eggs of a particularly huge species of mosquito, the galinipper. The female galinipper grows to considerable size and feeds at night.

The huge Florida mosquitoes are also a voracious feeder. They can reportedly penetrate through layers of clothing with an especially painful stinger.

The galinipper bite “feels like you’re being stabbed,” Anthony Pelaez of the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa told MyFoxOrlando. Palaez said he’s suffered man galinipper bites while working in the Amazon.

“It’s about the size of a quarter. … It’s about 20 times bigger than the sort of typical, Florida mosquito that you find,” Pelaez said. “And it’s mean, and it goes after people, and it bites, and it hurts.”

The huge Florida mosquitoes known as the galinipper actually made a debut last year, but this summer is expected to be even worse.

The galinipper is a floodwater mosquito, with females laying eggs near sources of water created by rainwater overflows. The eggs remain dormant for years, and are hatched when high water reaches them — like the water caused by Tropical Storm Debbie.

The also have a reputation for being particularly aggressive, with the female consuming blood while the male feeds on nectar.

Pelaez suggested that people wear lots of mosquito repellant, but for many Floridians it may not be necessary. Pinellas County extension agent Jane Morse noted that the galinipper prefers to live in grassy areas, so people who live in urban areas are safe from its painful bite

There could be a benefit to the huge Florida mosquitoes, though. The galinipper feeds on the larvae of the smaller species of mosquitoes, reducing that population. The galinipper also does not carry human diseases like the West Nile virus.

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35 Responses to “Huge Florida Mosquitoes Larger Than A Quarter Set To Invade This Summer”

  1. Phil Gagnon

    The boys in science playing with the bugs in Amber from eons ago. Yea rite they don't carry anything like the West Nile Virus YET!, and they also feed on the smaller versions larvae. Its only a matter of time then before the big guns carry it.

  2. John Deer

    Article is a lie! These are genetically altered mosquitos send out to continue reducing human population and who knows for what other purpose. They were never here, now all of a sudden they're here? Only fools will believe lies from the zionist jew owned media.

  3. Anonymous

    There's been galinippers in Texas for years. Here in North Carolina, one landed at Cherry Point Airfield and they pumped 200 girls of jet fuel in it, thinking it was a "Jump Jet".

  4. Xin Loi

    Wer I live near Okechobee Florida, yes gots to put extre tie downs on yer single wide trailer cuz them skeeters will stick their stingers thru the roof tryin to get atcha and cause them stingers beez barbed they cant pull em back out. If enough of them bad bltches get on yore roof they can lift the trailer off its cinder blocks an fly away wif it.

    We tole a feller from New Yawk City bout this but he didn't do it an the last anybody saw of him was his trailer flying north wif a flock of Sandhill Cranes!

  5. Anonymous

    Lol, last time I was in Florida I was bit by a mosquito so big it should have filed a flight plan! I actually felt the thing bite me on my neck, when I smacked the crap out of it my blood was all over the palm of my hand, it was disgusting! Why do people live there again?

  6. Janet Lurker

    As a resident of Florida it does not surprise me. We have invasive plants brought to the state and the skeets could have entered that way or by cargo ships. Years ago before the interstate all cars were stopped at a checkpoint that were entering the state and were checked for invasive plants.

  7. Anonymous

    lol, first thing that came to my mind. I have a hat with a patch that say's "Alaska State Bird" with a huge mosquito on it.

  8. Will McDaniel

    I don't know anything about them Flordie skeeters but I remember going fishing with my uncle up in the mountains of Ky when I was a little feller. We had only been at the fishing hole a short time when two skeeters jumped my uncle and started draging him down the road. I heard one say to the other, should we eat him here or take him back to camp? The other one said "If we take him back to camp the big ones will take him away from us. And that's the trith.

  9. Will McDaniel

    I don't know anything about them Flordie skeeters but I remember going fishing with my uncle up in the mountains of Ky when I was a little feller. We had only been at the fishing hole a short time when two skeeters jumped my uncle and started draging him down the road. I heard one say to the other, should we eat him here or take him back to camp? The other one said "If we take him back to camp the big ones will take him away from us. And that's the trith.

  10. Matt Lynch

    They are to ones that winter over because its now to warm to kill them off in winter months. They will die off by late spring/early summer again, just like last year.

  11. Sunshine Prime

    I am particularly humored at this. What a horribly put together article with insufficient proof that this is natural. I pray we all take a step back and interconnect the Bible and our history books here in reference to the plagues. This is a fowl attempt at man made population control. Load up on GARLIC! Lots and lots of RAW GARLIC. 2 cloves a day and the mosquitoes will find that your flesh is quite unpalatable. Also if one plants CITRONELLA, HORSE MINT, AND MARIGOLD around their property, these act as natural parasite repellent. Pray up people 1<3 to you all. May we all be blessed in our journeys :)

  12. Matt Lynch

    They are experimental Air Force drones designed to sample your DNA so they may create and replace you with a nice obedient clone.

  13. Jason Wheeler

    I remember camping near Pensacola Beach several years ago and seeing some of the biggest mosquitos I have ever seen in my life, if these are larger than those monsters, that is scary!

  14. Anonymous

    It's not "Gallinipper" it's "Gallon Nipper", i.e. (s)he nips a gallon of blood with every landing. They're big mosquitoes. Used to face them down duck hunting in (where else?) Mosquito Lagoon when I was a kid. My parents used to talk about the mosquitoes carrying you away. When you see one of those you can almost believe it.

  15. Janet Lurker

    Great! Lets add to the melting pot of crazy people running from the law and those out to con us. Its just another "blood sucker". Believe me if something the size of a quarter landed on me I would know.

  16. Kathleen Holmes

    OMG! this sounds like something out of a science fiction horror story! "Giant Mosquito Meets Fire Ant".

  17. Paul Revis

    I remember my father telling of people being killed by mosquitoes in Florida, World War 2 era. People doubted it, but now it looks like once again dad was right.

  18. Anonymous

    yet another reason to blast florida free from the US and give it to Cuba, lol.

  19. Nick Kaufman

    Wait there are actually huge mosquitoes? Jumanji wasn't making that up? Great, because I'm already terrified of those giant mosquito lookalikes (aka crane flies), so this is just terrific.