Oh crap. Bad news from a Fox affiliate:
Mosquitoes 20 times the size of normal mosquitoes could invade Florida this summer, experts say.Merciful Heavens. They'll be wearing Kevlar Speedos in Palm Beach.
The female galinipper (Psorophora ciliata), a very large mosquito with hairy legs, feeds day and night and are common in Florida.
"It's about the size of a quarter. ... It's about 20 times bigger than the sort of typical, Florida mosquito that you find," says Anthony Pelaez of the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. "And it's mean, and it goes after people, and it bites, and it hurts."
Said Pinellas County extension agent Jane Morse: "It's huge. And it hurts.