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William Schlafer  
#1 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 10:29:48 PM(UTC)
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Apparently the folks in the Carolina's haven't been punished enough with hurricane Florence. Now, they're dealing with mosquitoes the size of wasps.

Thank goodness we live in this sub-arctic climate that puts our little blood suckers to sleep for 8 months out of the year.


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#2 Posted : Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:27:59 AM(UTC)
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Central Michigan had a hatching of these back in 2011, pretty well documented. Nasty buggers, the size of small wasps. I was golfing with my wife one evening when I saw my very first one. It landed on her back and I was so shocked I raised my golf club to hit it off her before I even thought about what I was doing, she looked at me like I was crazy until she saw how big it was when it landed on the cart.
I feel for any area that suffers through a hatching of these. Normal skeets are bad enough.
#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 2, 2018 4:52:32 PM(UTC)
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I saw one of these in western Iowa County after the heavy rainfalls this September. It freaked me out!
#4 Posted : Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:23:04 PM(UTC)
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These mosquitoes, called Gallinipper Mosquitos were first encountered by me in the lower driftless 3 years ago. I was told by an entomologist that they can't live in WI because of our cold climate and were most likely blown up here from a hurricane. I accepted that until I found them on the same stream the very next year. I talked to a friend at the DNR and his crew ran into a bunch of them on the valley over. Since then I have found Gallinippers on several streams in the lower driftless. Hurray for global warming!
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