Florida has a big mosquito problem. Even bigger than the bug in the picture above!
How big? Mosquitoes that are about the size of a quarter -- and about 20 times bigger than a regular mosquito!
They're called Gallinippers, and experts are worried they could invade Florida during the summer rainy season. They can break through clothing and may be resistant to bug repellent.
HLN viewer Harvey H. says the beasties are common in eastern North Carolina. "We are plagued with them several times a year," he writes on the Morning Express Facebook page. "They are huge and their bite can, in fact, feel [as though] you have been stabbed."
Two bits of good-ish news, HLN affiliate Bay News 9 says Gallinippers don't carry West Nile Virus or encephalitis and they eat the eggs of the typical mosquito. So, at least there's that.
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