Monster mosquitoes

20 TIMES the size of a normal bug invade central Florida after heavy rains

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Giant mosquitoes the size of a quarter are invading central Florida and officials are warning residents to beware of the ‘notoriously aggressive’ bloodsuckers.

Entomologists at the University of Florida predicted the massive insects, known as gallinippers, would descend on the sunshine state in record numbers this year after drenching rains from Tropical Storm Debbie. Now the mammoth monsters have arrived, being spotted in Seminole County.

The frightening super mosquitoes, native to the eastern half of the United States, are 20 times the size of an ordinary mosquito and their bite is unusually painful.

Ouch: The giant gallinipper mosquito, pictured, is invading central Florida

Ouch: The giant gallinipper mosquito, pictured, is invading central Florida

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