Huge Florida mosquitoes: Monster insects

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    Huge Florida mosquitoes: Monster insects are called 'Gallinippers'
    Huge Florida mosquitoes the size of a quarter are set to invade Florida
    if the rainy season is wet enough.

    By Marc Lallanilla, Live Science / March 9, 2013

    This perfectly ordinary mosquito is shown at high magnification.
    The huge mosquitoes poised to invade Florida are nearly this big without magnification
    they're about 20 times larger than ordinary mosquitoes. Pat Wellenbach/aP

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-...d-Gallinippers
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    They must be related to the monsters common in Alaska...geesh, it is like science fiction!
    herring_RN and aknottedyarn like this.
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    Quote from tewdles
    They must be related to the monsters common in Alaska...geesh, it is like science fiction!
    Who remembers the 1950s movies with giant ants? And one with giant grasshoppers?
    imintrouble, nursel56, tewdles, and 1 other like this.
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    I recall the ants. I think I remember the grasshoppers. There were so many of those movies. My favorite was The Night of the Lepus.

    Wonderful way to waste a Saturday afternoon with bad movies.
    nursel56, tewdles, and herring_RN like this.
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    When I was a kid our local movie theater ran B movies, many of them sci-fi, on weekends...it cost 50 cents...which was a great deal of money it seemed considering the bus downtown cost me a dime.
    nursel56 and herring_RN like this.
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    The giant ant movie was called "THEM" about ants that grew after being irradiated. My sisters and i saw it on TV the summer of 1957.


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    Florida is just waiting to be attacked by these next!!! From the Gulf and the Atlantic!!! aieeeeee!!!I love these movies, and Roger Corman made some of the best . . .

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    Quote from herring_RN
    The giant ant movie was called "THEM" about ants that grew after being irradiated. My sisters and i saw it on TV the summer of 1957.





    Must have been a great year! I was born in the summer of 1957!~

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    Quote from nursel56
    Florida is just waiting to be attacked by these next!!! From the Gulf and the Atlantic!!! aieeeeee!!!I love these movies, and Roger Corman made some of the best . . .


    Giant crabs? YUM!

    Just got back from the Gulf Coast of Florida where I pigged out on seafood. I figure I'm 63, any damage done by BP pollution probably won't make much difference to my lifespan.
    nursel56, tewdles, and herring_RN like this.
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    I for one will be peppering my property with bird feeders.
    Aren't birds supposed to eat mosquitos?
    Will I then have a problem with crazed birds after they eat the mega-mosquitos?
    nursel56 and herring_RN like this.


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